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Annual 





FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31 

1970 







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* FOR THE YEAR, ENDING * 
MEMBER. 31, WO 



FIRST HONORABLE MENTION 
Michael DeBellis 



COVER 
CONTEST WINNER 

JAMES CRONIN 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



ANNUAL REPORT 

or the 



Town of Chelmsford 




FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 

1970 



CREATIVE IMPRESSIONS INC. - LOWELL 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



ELECTED TOWN OFFICIALS 



Moderator 

Daniel J. Coughlin, Jr. 
(Term expires 1972) 

Town Clerk 

Charlotte P. DeWolf 
(Term expires 1972) 

Board of Selectmen 

Howard E. Humphrey Term expires 1971 

Gerald J. Lannan Term expires 1972 

Eugene J. Doody Term expires 1973 

Treasurer and Tax Collector 

Charlotte P. DeWolf 
(Term expires 1972) 

Board of Assessors 

Warren Wright Term expires 1971 

Charles A. House Term expires 1971 

Claude A. Harvey Term expires 1973 

Tree Warden 

Myles F. Hogan 
(Term expires 1972) 

Board of Health 

Byron D. Roseman Term expires 1971 

Edward L. Tyler, Jr Term expires 1972 

Robert A. Finnie, Jr Term expires 1973 

School Committee 

George R. Bixby, Jr Term expires 1971 

William R. Murphy . Term expires 1971 

Edward S. Marshall Term expires 1972 

Carol C. Cleven Term expires 1972 

James M. Geary, Jr Term expires 1973 

Nashoba Valley 
Technical Vocational School District 

Peter Dulchinos Term expires 1971 

George J. Odell Term expires 1971 

Stratos Dukakis Term expires 1972 

Thomas F. Markham, Jr Term expires 1973 



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Park Commissioners 

Ralph E. House Term expires 1971 

Arthur L. Bennett Term expires 1972 

David P. Ramsay Term expires 1973 

Cemetery Commissioners 

Frank H. Hardy Term expires 1971 

Arthur J. Colmer Term expires 1972 

Arne R. Olson Term expires 1973 

Sinking Fund Commission 

George A. Watson Term expires 1971 

Eustace B. Fiske Term expires 1972 

Joseph B. Greenwood Term expires 1973 

Trustees of Public Libraries 

Eustace B. Fiske Term expires 1971 

Marjorie B. Scoboria (Resigned 10/9/70) Term expires 1971 

Elizabeth A. McCarthy Term expires 1972 

Thomas C. Thorstensen Term expires 1972 

Robert A. Noy Term expires 1973 

Roger P. Welch Term expires 1973 

Planning Board 

Thomas A. Ennis Term expires 1971 

Daniel F. Horgan Term expires 1971 

Stephen D. Wojcik Term expires 1972 

Eugene E. Gilet Term expires 1972 

Thomas E. Firth, Jr Term expires 1973 

Edward A. Bunker Term expires 1974 

Timothy J. Hehir Term expires 1975 

Constable 

William E. Spence 
(Term expires 1971) 

Varney Playground Commissioners 

Henry J. Tucker, Jr Term expires 1971 

Harry J. Ayotte Term expires 1972 

Robert C. McManimon Term expires 1973 

Sewer Commissioners 

Frederick Dyke Term expires 1971 

James J. McKeown Term expires 1972 

Matthew J. Doyle, Jr Term expires 1973 



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Elementary School Needs & Building Committee 
Non School Committee Members 

Roy C. Stephenson Term expires 1971 

Philip B. Campbell Term expires 1972 

James A. Sullivan Term expires 1973 

Ivan LaGarde Term expires 1974 

School William R. Murphy Term expires 1971 

Committee Edward S. Marshall Term expires 1972 

Members Carol C. Cleven Term expires 1972 



APPOINTED TOWN OFFICIALS 



Town Accountant 

Arnaud R. Blackadar 
(Term expires 1972) 

Board of Selectmen, Administrative Assistant 

Alfred H. Coburn 
(Term expires 1971) 

Assistant Town Clerk 

Mildred C. Kershaw 

Assistant Assessor 

Evelyn M. Philbrook 

Planning Board Clerk 

Nancy D. Maynard 

Finance Committee 

Gerald Wallace Term expires 1970 

Richard T. McDermott Term expires 1971 

William W. Edge Term expires 1971 

Bertram T. Needham Term expires 1971 

Edgar P. George Term expires 1972 

Peter J. Curran Term expires 1972 

Ralph Casale Term expires 1973 

Raymond J. Greenwood Served January 1970 through April 1970 



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Superintendent of Streets 

Frederick H. Greenwood 
(Term expires 1971 ) 

Chief of Police 

Robert E. Germann 

Effect. 2/16/70 

Richard Campbell — Acting Chief 

(1/1/70-2/19/70) 

(Civil Service) 

Inspector of Animals 
Dr. Martin A. Gruber 
(Term expires 1971) 

Fire Chief 

Frederick H. Reid 

Registrars of Voters 

John C. Carr (Resigned Dec. 1970) Term expires 1971 

Ruth I. Davidson (Effective 1/1/71) Term expires 1971 

Dorothy G. Borrows Term expires 1972 

John Emerson, Jr Term expires 1973 

Charlotte P. DeWolf Ex-Officio 

Town Counsel 

Daniel J. Coughlin, Jr. 
(Term expires 1971) 

Janitor of Public Buildings 

(Term expires 1971) 
Roland F. Cossette Center Town Hall & Police Station 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Anthony C. Ferreira 
(Civil Service) 

Dog Officer 

Frank J. Wojtas 
(Term expires 1971) 

Slaughtering Inspector 

Hubert R. Scoble 
(Term expires 1971) 



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Director of Public Health 

Peter J. Saulis 
(Term expires 1971) 

Mosquito Control Study Committee 

Robert A. Finnie, Jr. Martin K. Bovey 

John A. Poole Michael C. Carr 

Lawrence E. McAllister Kenneth W. Greeno 

Bruce S. Gullion 

Board of Health Physicians 

Benjamin J. Blechman, M. D. 
(Term expires 1971) 

Charles D. Kemos, M. D. 
(Term expires 1971) 

Moth Superintendent 

Myles F. Hogan 
(Term expires 1971) 

Building Inspector 

Peter J. McHugh, Jr. 
(Term expires 1971) 

Wire Inspector 

Harold M. Tucke, Jr. 
(Term expires 1971) 

Gas Inspector 

Neal C. Stanley 
(Term expires 1971) 

Plumbing Inspector 

William H. Shedd 
(Civil Service) 

Permanent Intermittent Plumbing Inspector 

Richard M. Kelly 
(Civil Service) 

Town Forest Committee 

Bruce S. Gullion Term expires 1971 

Martin K. Bovey Term expires 1972 

Robert T. Clough Term expires 1973 



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Cemetery Superintendent 

Archie R. Jordan — Resigned 7/15/70 

George E. Baxendale — Effective 7/15/70 
(Term expires 1971 ) 

Veterans' Grave Officer 

Archie R. Jordan - Resigned 7/15/70 

George E. Baxendale — Effective 7/15/70 
(Term expires 1971) 

Zoning Appeal Board 

Stephen Grunewald (App'd 4/70-Res. 9/70) . . . Term expires 1975 

Charles J. Higgins Term expires 1971 

Velma Munroe Term expires 1972 

Paul O'Neil Term expires 1973 

John B. Hickey Term expires 1974 

Carol J. diCiero Term expires 1975 

Alternates 

Elizabeth H. Teevan Term expires 1971 

Robert L. Kydd Term expires 1971 

Veterans' Emergency Fund Committee 

(Terms expire 1971) 
George Archer Peter J. Saulis George F. Waite 

John J. McNulty Donald A. House Alfred H. Coburn 

Joseph J. Sadowski Gerard A. Vayo Thomas A. Ennis 

James Walker Kenneth A. Cooke 

Honor Roll Committee 

(Terms expire 1971) 
Robert M. Hood George R. Dixon Thomas E. Firth, Jr. 

Civil Defense Committee 

(Terms expire 1971 ) 
Bertram T. Needham William W. Edge Charles S. Koulas 

Veterans' Agent 

Terrence E. O'Rourke 
(Term expires 1971 ) 

Fence Viewers 

(Terms expire 1971 ) 
Reginald Furness James E. Scannell 



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Memorial Day Committee for the Year 1970 

(All terms expire 11/1/70) 

Representatives from Post 212: 

Peter J. Saulis — Donald A. House 

Representatives from Post 313: 

Raymond C. Dozois — Albert E. Corcoran 

Representatives from Post 366: 

Thomas J. Burns — Timothy F. O'Connor 

Representatives from Chelmsford Memorial Post 5990, V. F. W.: 
Stephen W. Grunewald — John B. Flannery 

Memorial Day Committee for the Year 1971 

(All terms expire 11/1/71) 

Representatives from Post 366: 

Manuel G. Garcia — Leo F. Gorman 

Representatives from Post 5990, V. F. W.: 

Edward Baron — Harold F. Campbell 

Personnel Board 

Peter J. McHugh Term expires 1971 

Walter R. Wilkins, Jr. (Resigned 10/23/70) .... Term expires 1970 
Marvin W. Schenk Term expires 1972 

Industrial Development Commission 

Albert E. Walker Term expires 1971 

Forrest E. Dupee . . - Term expires 1971 

Paul A. Desmond Term expires 1972 

Charles H. Mercer (App'd 7/13/70) Term expires 1972 

Kenneth E. Koch (Resigned April 1970) Term expires 1972 

Allan D. Davidson Term expires 1973 

Francis A. Devlin Term expires 1973 

Herbert Pitta, Jr Term expires 1973 

Weighers of Merchandise 

(Terms expire 1971) 

Thomas Broscombe Frederick W. Knox, Sr. 

Leon Clement Francis J. Sakalinski 

Alfred Ducharme Edgar Theriault 

Joseph Foley William J. Gilet 

George Fournier George Noval 

James Robinson Manuel Ferreira 

Paul Wetwood Los Ferdinand 



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Edward Whitworth Ted Magiers 

Adam Bernat Leo Gendron 

Rudolph Blondin Ovila Sirois 

Theodore Peloquin 

Conservation Commission 

Esther V. Blechman Term expires 1971 

Edwin H. Warren (Resigned April 1970) Term expires 1973 

Myles F. Hogan (Resigned July 1970) Term expires 1973 

Margaret E. Mills Term expires 1971 

Kathleen L. Ehlers Term expires 1971 

Franklin J. Campbell Term expires 1972 

Edmund Polubinski Term expires 1972 

John J. Balco Term expires 1973 

Florence H. Gullion Term expires 1973 

Home Rule Advisory Committee 

(All terms expire 1971) 
John J. Griffin S. Robert Monaco Timothy F. O'Connor 

Vincent R. LoCicero Michael J. Devine 

Recreation Commission 

(Terms expire 1971) 
Harry J. Ayotte William A. Dempster, Jr. 

Haworth C. Nield Paul W. Murphy 

James F. Gannon Donald J. Cleary 

Ralph B. Nolet, Jr. Arthur P. Paresky (Resigned 2/18/70) 

Director: Edward J. Quinn 

Committee to Up-Date Town History 

Charles E. Watt, Sr. Rev. Roland E. Morin 

Julia W. Fogg Frederick Burne 

Florence M. Kelley 

Ration Board 

Howard E. Humphrey Selectman 

Charles S. Koulas Civil Defense 

Paul MacMillan Welfare Department 

Community Action Advisory Committee 

(Terms expire 1971) 

Gerald J. Lannan Gerard A. Vayo 

Rev. Harry A. Foster Thomas F. Markham, Jr. 

H. Francis Wiggin Evelyn McMahon 

Henry J. Tucker, Jr. Theresa McCaul 

Helen E. Jewett Thelma C. Stallard 

Erwin L. Brown Ruth Beliveau 



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Historical Commission 

Robert E. Picken Term expires 1971 

Margaret E. Mills Term expires 1972 

Eliot W. Remick Term expires 1972 

Robert C. Spaulding Term expires 1972 

Vincent J. R. Kehoe Term expires 1973 

John C. Alden Term expires 1973 

William H. Drury Term expires 1973 

Committee to Study the Advisability of 
Setting Up Memorials for Deceased Town Officials 

Howard E. Humphrey Vincent R. LoCicero 

Claude A. Harvey Robert C. Spaulding 

Donald J. Butler John Fantozzi 

Council on Aging 

Lillian E. Gould William H. Clarke 

Otis W. Gould George Marchand, Jr. 

Mary K. McAuliffe 

Labor Relations Advisor 

S. Anthony diCiero 
(Term expires 1971) 

Chelmsford Housing Authority 
(Elderly Housing) 

Roger W. Boyd Term expires 1971 

Ruth K. Delaney . . Term expires 1971 

Richard L. Monahan Term expires 1971 

Michael B. Rukin Term expires 1971 

Claude A. Harvey Term expires 1973 

(State Member - Appointed July 16, 1970) 

Committee to Prepare Plans and Specifications 
for a New Fire Station at West Chelmsford 

Frederick H. Reid Ralph E. House 

Edward Hoyt Eugene E. Gilet 

Peter R. Vennard 



Town Celebrations Committee 



leanor A. Maddox 




Nelson A. Hebert 


ichard 0. Lahue, Sr. 


John W. McEvoy 


John C. Alden 



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Solid Waste Disposal Advisory Committee 

Alan G. Lampert James Thompson 

James K. McKeown Raymond J. Greenwood 

Peter J. Saulis 

Northern Middlesex Area Commission 
and Transportation Co-Ordinating Committee 

Timothy J. Hehir Term expires 1971 

Thomas A. St. Germain (Alternate Member) . . . Term expires 1971 



Library Needs Committee 



Dr. Howard K. Moore 
Thomas C. Thorstensen 



Elizabeth A. McCarthy 
Grace W. Pettee 



Thomas A. St. Germain 



Committee to Study the Advisability of 
Constructing an Addition to the Highway Garage 

Frederick R. Greenwood Ralph E. House 

Gerald R. Wallace Howard J. Hall, Jr. 

Fred W. Johnson 



Joan M. Plummer 
Thelma J. Calawa 
Arthur L. Bennett 
Herman L. Purcell, Jr. 
Joan E. Jones 
Carolyn B. Temmallo 



Committee to Study Memorials for 
Korean and Vietnam Veterans 

Beverly A. Taylor 
Carole B. Reid 
Donald T. Davis 
Harold F. Campbell 
Josephine M. Fisher 
Manual G. Garcia Edith M. Marr 

Carole A. DeCarolis (Alternate Member) 
Raymond C. Dozois (Alternate Member) 



Crystal Lake Restoration Committee 



William W. Edge 
Thomas E. Firth, Jr. 
Edmund Polubinski 
Edward L. Tyler, Jr. 



Robert C. McManimon 



James J. Cleary 

James S. Kasilowski 

John J. Kenney 

Robert R. Gagnon 



Charlotte P. DeWolf 
Stratos G. Dukakis 
Edward H. Hilliard 



Data Processing Committee 



Peter F. Curran 



William R. Murphy 

David J. Rafferty 

Malcomb L. Steifel 



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Environmental Advisory Council Steering Committee 

Dr. Ethel Kamien — Liaison Officer 
John C. Alden Priscilla Hinckley 

John J. Balco Ralph E. House 

Benjamin Blechman, M.D. Alan D. McKersie 



Arthur J. Colmer 
Robert A. Finnie, 
James F. Gannon 
Ina B. Greenblatt 
Timothy J. Hehir 



Jr. 



Charles L. Mitsakos 

Timothy F. O'Connor 

Eleanor Parkhurst 

Frederick T. Dyke 

Bruce S. Gullion 



Greater Lowell Drug Treatment and 
Rehabilitation Program 

Gary M. Murray — Selectmen's Representative 
Rev. James R. Low — Selectmen's Alternate Representative 



Youth Center Study Committee 

Hector Arbour 
Carolyn R. Bennett 
Alphonse Beauregard 
Rev. K. Bradfield Campbell 
Paul V. Cicco 
Joseph Dappal 
William A. Dempster, Jr. 
Eugene J. Doody 
Charles S. Gallaway, Jr. 
James A. Healy, Jr. 
David A. Jewell 
Mitchell A. Korbey, Jr. 



Edward I. Moriarty 
Judith P. Morrison 

Gale A. Mueller 
William R. Murphy 
Paul 0. Nicodemus 

Robert O'Regan 
Robert W. Quinlan 

Anne E. Stratos 

Henry J. Tucker, Jr. 

Spiro Vrouhas 

Debra J. Weinstein 

Pennryn D. Fitts 



Drug Abuse Study Committee 



Donald J. Butler 
Eugene J. Doody 
Rev. Paul W. Berube 
Stephen R. Brovender, M.D. 
Michael Barry 
Gregory Center 

Robert A. Finnie, Jr. 



James M. Geary, Jr. 

Rev. James R. Low 

Norman R. Moray, Jr. 

Paul J. Royte 

Anne E. Stratos 

Lisa Webb 



James M. Geary, Jr. 
George Ray Bixby, Jr. 
Ivan LaGarde 
James A. Sullivan 
Daniel F. Horgan 



School Study Committee 

(Dissolved Dec. 7, 1970) 



Francis W. Foley 

Anthony S. DeProfio 

Robert M. Sexton, Jr. 

Rev. Harry A. Foster 

Carol A. DeCarolis 



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Stephen D. Wojcik Ralph Casale 

Richard T. McDermott Joseph J. Thompson 

Edgar P. George 

School Building Committee 

Art. 9 — Special Town Meeting - Dec. 7, 1970 
Robert M. Sexton, Jr. Thomas P. Scarry 

Anthony S. DeProfio Paul Krenitsky 

Robert C. Miller Harry F. McKeon, Jr. 

James A. Sullivan Patrick W. Vaughan 

Carol C. Cleven 
School Committee Member (App't. 1/5/71) 



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Gerald J. Lannan Howard E. Humphrey, Chairman Eugene J. Doody 



REPORT OF THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN 



The year 1970 was a year of much business and many accomplish- 
ments for the Board of Selectmen. Membership of the board from early in 
January until the annual town election was limited to two members, in- 
asmuch as our past associate, Mr. William L. Harvey, passed away on Janu- 
ary 11th, 1970. The board and many town officials were deeply saddened 
by this untimely event as Mr. Harvey had been a most active and dedicated 
member of the Board of Selectmen. 



There were forty-five regular meetings of the selectmen and seven 
special meetings and the volume of business conducted was very large, 
indeed. Records are kept on a daily, and monthly basis, as to the number 
of visitors, telephone calls and letters sent out and they totaled larger in 
all categories than the previous year. 

The selectmen act as the Licensing Board for the town and this sub- 
ject was one that required much careful thought and study by each mem- 
ber as there have been new commercial establishments which have opened 



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in our town. A total of $22,063.50 was collected in license fees and ad- 
vertising reimbursement; a sum larger than what had been appropriated to 
operate the department for the year. 

At the annual town meeting during March and April 1970, the voters 
approved a plan to enlarge the membership of the board from three to five 
members. This was approved unanimously and the effective time of this 
change will be at the town election on Feb. 27th, 1971. 

With this plan in mind, the board took steps to improve and enlarge 
the upstairs meeting room of the selectmen at the Center Town Hall and a 
complete remodeling of the room was accomplished. The size of the room 
has nearly doubled, the walls were paneled, new lighting facilities were in- 
stalled, carpeting was purchased and installed, and various other furnish- 
ings and appointments were obtained to offer an improved and more com- 
fortable meeting room. 

Several new committees were established during the year. The first 
was a Drug Abuse Study Committee, and since its inception, many meet- 
ings have been conducted and much progress has been made to assist town 
residents as to the best ways to handle such problems. 

Also a Youth Center Study Committee was established during the 
fall of 1970 and they are presently working to obtain data and advice 
which will be presented to town officials later. 

An Environmental Advisory Council was also appointed and the 
members and their consultants are now studying the best ways to over- 
come pollution and its related problems at the local level. We expect they 
will have some positive recommendations to make during 1971. 

The town once again resumed public bus transportation between 
Central Square and Lowell, and between Vinal Square and Lowell, as 
funds were appropriated and a contract was signed during May 1970. The 
Marinel Transportation Company has provided adequate service, and has 
been most dependable in meeting its schedules. They also have cooperated 
in several ways to assist town residents by improving the service, offering 
reduced fares for the elderly, and extending routes; offering the use of 
transfers on certain extended rides, all of which has greatly benefited 
numerous town residents. 

A major event of the year was the break of a earthen wall or barrier 
at Shore Drive, North Chelmsford, which allowed the waters of Crystal 
Lake to flood low-lying areas between the Lake and Princeton Street. It 
was a serious disaster to the North Chelmsford section of town, and there 
was considerable property damage, but fortunately no loss of life occurred. 
The selectmen were on duty at the time of the break, and worked long 
hours to be certain that various public safety departments were on duty to 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 17 



assist and protect the residents. Much credit for the help given should go 
to the Police Department, the Fire Department and the Highway Depart- 
ment. The members of the Civil Defense Committee offered valuable assis- 
tance and the volunteers from the Police Auxiliary rendered many hours 
of service. 

After the disaster at Crystal Lake various steps were taken to alle- 
viate the problems, and make plans for the future. Reports of extent of 
damages were prepared; property owners who were adversely affected, 
were advised of the procedures to be followed for applying for Small 
Business Loans through an agency of the federal government, after the 
site was designated a Disaster Area. Then a Crystal Lake Restoration Com- 
mittee was formed and they have spent many hours working on the 
formulation of plans for the future use of the lake and surrounding areas. 

Through the efforts of Representative Bruce N. Freeman, state 
funds were obtained, estimated to be about $4,000,000 (four million dol- 
lars), by passage of a special bill in the legislature to finance the extensive 
work of restoration which the board trusts will follow during 1971. Cer- 
tain lands where the wall or barrier was located, and the lake bed, were 
taken by eminent domain, after being authorized by the voters at the 
special town meeting of June 1970. State agencies are now assisting the 
Crystal Lake Restoration Committee in its work and final recommenda- 
tions will be known in the near future. 

At the special town meeting during June 1970, the voters did not 
approve the recommendations of the Elementary School Needs Committee 
with respect to authorization of a bond issue for a new high school. The 
voters requested further studies, and the selectmen offered to assist in set- 
ting up a study committee for this purpose. A fifteen-member committee 
was appointed and they labored for several months, and presented their 
report and recommendations to the voters at a special town meeting on 
Dec. 7th, 1970. At that time the voters did approve a further study and 
they provided funds for architectural services, and a new School Building 
Committee was established. The work of the School Study Committee has 
been considered as excellent and one of the most comprehensive studies 
ever made in this town. The selectmen are most grateful to these public- 
spirited citizens for their willingness to serve and for the valuable assis- 
tance and advice given to the townspeople. 

Preliminary Federal Census statistics indicate that Chelmsford now 
has a population of 31,258 persons. Our growth has been almost without 
parallel; doubling within a ten-year span. We recognize the need for careful 
study and attention to many of the services which the town renders to its 
citizens. We shall endeavor to improve our present services and facilities 
and seek new ways in which to accomplish and fill these needs. 



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A Housing Authority was authorized at the annual town meeting of 
1970 with special emphasis on the needs for housing for the elderly. Later 
the selectmen appointed four members; and the Governor appointed one 
member; all of whom commenced the work of establishing the agency. 
During 1971 four members will be elected on the ballot at the town elec- 
tion. The selectmen are pleased that such a local agency has been estab- 
lished as they feel there is now much need for providing such facilities for 
our older citizens. 



Labor negotiations with unions which represent the Fire Depart- 
ment and Highway Department employees commenced once again, during 
the latter part of 1970, so that new contracts can be agreed upon, and the 
results presented to the voters at the coming annual town meeting. Our 
Labor Relations Advisor, Mr. S. Anthony diCiero, has assisted the board 
in many ways during these negotiations and we are most grateful for his 
help. 

Once again the citizens of the town enjoyed a Fourth of July Cele- 
bration which was outstanding. The parade was viewed by several thou- 
sand spectators and the event has attracted visitors from the entire Merri- 
mack Valley Area. We hope that the organization which has so ably con- 
ducted these events in the past, will be able to continue. They do, how- 
ever, need the support of our local residents and organizations, and we 
trust that many will respond to their requests for help. 

The growth of the town appears not to diminish and the voters will 
be requested to accept twenty-four new streets at the coming annual meet- 
ing. We occupied a new elementary school in South Chelmsford, and the 
new West Chelmsford Fire Station will be ready for use early in 1971. 
During the month of December 1970 the board received a final report 
from the Massachusetts Department of Public Works, Division of Water- 
ways, regarding the recent survey of the brooks and streams in the town, 
and it is expected that the board will ask the voters to take steps to imple- 
ment the improvements recommended under Stage 1, at Beaver Brook. 
These are a few of the major projects completed or about to commence 
which should better serve the residents of our town. 

A committee has been formed to plan a Memorial for Veterans of 
the Korean and Vietnam Wars and it is expected that their recommenda- 
tions will come before the voters soon. Also the selectmen have expressed 
concern for the treatment of our Prisoners of War, now being held in 
North Vietnam and citizens were urged on November 11th, 1970, Vete- 
rans' Day, to send letters to the officials at the North Vietnamese Em- 
bassy, Paris, France. Information relating to this effort, in the form of an 
official Proclamation by the Board of Selectmen received wide publicity; 
even to the extent of being read in the House of Representatives by Repre- 
sentative F. Bradford Morse, and was later published in the Congressional 
Record. 



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In conclusion, the board appreciates, and is most mindful of the 
trust the voters have placed in their Board of Selectmen. We also realize 
that we could not have accomplished these many things without the assis- 
tance of our many appointees, our town employees, and other elected 
officials of Chelmsford. 

We feel that 1970 was a year of accomplishment and we look to 
1971 as a year in which we can better serve the residents of our town. We 
solicit your help and encouragement. 



Respectfully submitted, 

HOWARD E. HUMPHREY, Chairman 
GERALD J. LANNAN 
EUGENE J. DOODY 

Board of Selectmen 



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CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 




REPORT OF THE TOWN CLERK 



Charlotte P. DeWolf, Town Clerk 



LICENSES and VITAL RECORDS 



Sporting 
Licenses 




Dog 
Licenses 


Kennel 
Licenses 


Marriage Recorded 
Intentions Mortgages, etc 


1520 




2382 


10 


264 922 






Births 


Marriages 


Deaths 




(I> 


icomplete) 
550 


290 


212 



JURORS DRAWN - 1970 



No. 



Date No. 



Date 



18 1-05-70 

32. ...... . 1-05-70 



42 
50 
57 
69 
76 
54 



1—05- 
1—05- 
1—05- 
1—05- 

1-05- 
1-26- 



70 
70 
70 
70 
70 
70 



71 1-26-70 

22 2-02-70 

20 3-05-70 

27.- 3-05-70 

31 3-05-70 

70 3-05-70 

60 3-06-70 



21 5-07-70 

24 5-07-70 

6 5-26-70 

63 5-26-70 

12 6-08-70 

58 6-08-70 

13 7-27-70 

22 7-27-70 

82 7-27-70 

03 7-27-70 

11 8-19-70 

4 9-02-70 

28 9-21-70 

43 9-21-70 

10 10-05-70 



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23 3-07-70 

37 3-20-70 

44. . . 3-20-70 

75 3-20-70 

36 4-07-70 

55 4-07-70 

62 4-07-70 

11 4-29-70 

34 4-29-70 

46 4-29-70 

73 4-29-70 

10 5-07-70 



25 10-05-70 

77 10-05-70 

90 10-05-70 

15 H-02-70 

16. ..... . 11-02-70 

18 H-27-70 

95 n-27-70 

9 12-08-70 

75 12-08-70 

88 12-08-70 

105 12-08-70 



OLD JURY LIST 



No. Name Address Occupation 

1. Andrews, Wayne W., 231 Littleton Road Machinist 

2. Arling, Robert H., 4 Central Square Accountant 

3. Bacon, Barbara E., 1 12 Dunstable Road Housewife 

4. Balkum, Antoinette, 49 Carlisle Street .... Quality Cont. Insp. 

5. Baron, Raymond N., 13 Stillwater Drive .... Chief Engineer 

6. Beaulieu, Roland J., 60 Byam Road. . . . Calibration Technician 

7. Bishop, Edward A., 22 Brian Road . . . Shipping & Recv. Supt. 

8. Blomberg, Thure W., 5 Ideal Avenue Salesman 

9. Bosselmann, Walter E., 10 Brentwood Rd. . Pres., Plbg. & Htg. Co. 

10. Bovill, Thomas R., 2 Hickory Lane Draftsman 

11. Brady, Raymond P., 2 Biscayne Drive Engineer 

12. Brissette, Normand R., 3 Roosevelt Avenue . R. R. Yard Foreman 

13. Brown, Jr., Walter C, 9 Kenwood Street Machinist 

14. Buckley, John W., 80 Locke Road . . . Engineering & Prod. Mgr. 

15. Burleigh, Raymond W., 311 Dunstable Road . . .Nursing Assistant 

16. Burns, J. Francis, 214 Princeton Street Bus Operator 

17. Butler, Marjorie, 1 1 Douglas Road Secretary 

18. Campbell, Frederick L., 7 Pearson Street .... Steel Salesman 

19. Carey, Sr., James G., 36 Cambridge Street . . . Sales Engineer 

20. Caron, Robert G., 3 Livery Road Accountant 

21. Carstens, George R., 52 Ansie Road Program Manager 

22. Clement, William P., 99 Dunstable Road . . Quality Contr. Engr. 

23. Connell, Warren H., 9 Rainbow Ave Tel. Office Foreman 

24. Cooley, Richard J., 4 Muriel Road .... Membership Director 

25. Costello, Fred W., 30 McFarlin Road . . . . Electrical Inspector 

26. Cryan, John P., 47 School Street. . . . Circuits Plating Manager 

27. Daggett, Kathleen K., 13 Chestnut Hill Rd. . Asst. Bank Mtg. Off. 

28. Davenport, Carlton P., 19 Cambridge Street Engineer 

29. Daynard, Richard F., 9 Temi Road Engineer 

30. Decatur, Howard N., 8 Gelding Road . . . Electrical Optg. Asst. 



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Doyle, Philip G., 10 State Street . . . . Mechanical Engr. Tech. 
Dureault, Robert L., 64 Parkerville Road Welder 

33. Eaton, William H., 4 Cliff Road Marketing Consultant 

34. Eiserloh, Paul J., 30 Linwood Street Accountant 

35. Emerson, Helen E., 31 Ruthellen Road Bookkeeper 

36. Evans, Robert W., 7 Vincent Road Purchasing Director 

37. Fennell, Rosemary F., 207 Dalton Road .... Payroll Super. 

38. Ferguson, Johnnie C, 12 Frank Street Engineer 

39. Fortin, Louis L., 17 Charlemont Court Assembler 

40. Fraser, Jr., Edmund B., 10 Gallup Dr. . . Trkg. & Whse. Co. Pres. 

41. Givan, Robert L., 5 Whippletree Road . . . .Corp. Staff Member 

42. Gray, Henry A., 52 School Street Retired 

43. Hackbush, James L., 12 Churchill Road . . . Employment Mgr. 

44. Hannay, James B., 17 East Sheppard Lane. . . Detect. Agcy. Mgr. 

45. Hauser, William H., 16 Algonquin Road Controller 

46. Hebert, Arthur J., 7 Starlight Avenue .... Railroad Employee 

47. Higgins, Robert C, 6 McFarlin Road .... Tool & Die Maker 

48. Hovey, Harold R., 8 Dunstan Road . . . Chemical Plant Helper 

49. Hughes, William G., 6 Canter Road .... Gasoline Plant Supt. 

50. Hutter, James W., 160 Westford Street. . . Prod. Control Worker 

51. Jahn, Paul F., 21 Spaulding Road . . . Research Group Leader 

52. Johnson, Richard E., 10 Longmeadow Rd .... Program Mgr. 

53. Keating, John H., 5 Ranch Road System Engr. 

54. Kingston, Peter L., 43 Grandview Road . . . Asst. Purch. Agent 

55. LeDrew, Robert C, 4 Gregory Road Service Manager 

56. Lent, Ralph H., 23 Parlee Road Plant Engineer 

57. Litchfield, Lawrence A., 182 Dalton Road . . Chief Accountant 

58. Lombardi, Jr., Charles W., 1 2 Lancaster Ave. . . Pres.Mach. Parts Co. 

59. Lowell, Alfred E., 309 Billerica Road Inspector 

60. Mullane, Paul F., 14 Pendleton Road .... Machine Operator 

61. Martino, Anthony, 46 Pine Hill Road Offset Printer 

62. Mattson, Charles F., 25 Cambridge St. . . .Sheet Metal Dept. Mgr. 

63. McCall, Richard H., 15 Sleigh Road Engineer 

64. Mcllvenna, Anthony P., 10 Garland Road . . Mechanical Designer 

65. McMahon, Gertrude W., 8 Kensington Drive . . . Clerical Worker 

66. Michitson, Paul A., 5 Abbott Lane Program Manager 

67. Moberg, William L., 21 Reid Road Electrical Engineer 

68. Mooers, Neil W., 153 Dalton Road Electrical Foreman 

69. Morrison, Jr., John B., 1 1 1 Warren Ave Sales Repr. 

70. Murphy, Henry J., 20 Fuller Road Generator Operator 

71. Oates, Edward V., 108 Westford St Senior Engineer 

72. Olson, David Q., 26 Judith Road . . . Computer Prog/ Analys. 

73. Pollard, David J., 14 Jessie Road Computer Sys. Analyst 

74. Runge, Albert F., 5 Parlee Road Inspector 

75. Scondras, Anthony, 8 Davis Road Draftsman 

76. Silverman, Irving, 3 Buckman Drive Salesman 

77. Whitcomb, Willis, 1 1 Field Street Restaurant Manager 



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NEW JURY LIST 

No. Name Address Occupation 

1. Anderson, Gordon W., 15 Hazen Rd. . . . Htg. & Air Cond. Engr 

2. Arado, Robert J., 29 Montview Rd . . . . Regional Sales Rep. 

3. Balkas, Charles A., 160 Tyngsboro Rd Wire Braider 

4. Beach, Sidney D., 38 Algonquin Rd Logistic Spec. 

5. Bennett, David M., 40 Old Stage Rd Sales Repr. 

6. Berry, Lilla M., 1 Stearns St Ass't to Controller 

7. Blair, James L., 11 1 Chelmsford St Engineer 

8. Braga, Hilda, 21 Riverneck Road Bindery Employee 

9. Brogan, Robert E., 71 Westford St Electronic Engr. 

10. Brown, Marjorie E., 19 Cedar St Wirer & Solderer 

11. Buckley, John W., 80 Locke Road Mgr., Mech. Engr. 

12. Burns, Donald E., 20 Birch St., Comp. Mfg. Supv. 

13. Byam, Kenneth C, 5 Edgelawn Ave. Telephone Installer & Repair 

14. Campbell, Jr., William T., 19 Doral Dr Contr. of Finances 

15. Cellini, Anthony P., 249 Graniteville Rd. . . . Mfg. Methods Engr. 

16. Chipman, Eric M., 150 Park Road Assembler 

17. Clarke, Bella T., 6 Clarke Avenue Assembler 

18. Cole, Richard A., 7 Lillian Avenue Carpenter 

19. Conlon, Robert F., 11 Winslow Road . . . . Mutual Fund Ass't. 

20. Cooper, Stephen, 16 Longmeadow Road . . . Comp. Prog. Anal. 

21. Curran, Patrick J., 54 Sherman Street . . . Tool & Die Foreman 

22. Daly, Roger G., 4 State Street Research Chemist 

23. Dawes, Ida May, 57 Thomas Drive Credit Clerk 

24. Decker, James A., 12 Hillside Lane Bank Auditor 

25. DiSalvo, Joseph, 29 Grove Street Draftsman 

26. Dudley, Robert F., 2 Dennison Road . . Eqpt. Installer Foreman 

27. Engstrom, Ruth A., 8 Chestnut Hill Rd. Hairdresser 

28. Farwell, Jr., Lawrence W., 73 School St. . . Folding Mach. Opr. 

29. Fetzer, Helen S., 7 Drexel Drive Secretary 

30. Fitzgerald, James E., 6 Stedman St Printing Pressman 

31. Fly nn, Richard P., 10 Trotting Road Senior Engineer 

32. Gabriel, Walter A., 12ManwellRd Food Buyer 

33. Galus, Sr., Frederick F., 210 Billerica Rd Machinist 

34. Gaudette, Richard W., 8 Kiberd Drive Electrician 

35. Gleason, James R., 50 Ansie Road Parts Mgt. 

36. Gravelle, Joseph J., 170 Acton Road Carpenter 

37. Hagman, Gustav F. A., 5 Coach Road .... Research Associate 

38. Hammer, Joel L., 11 Cambridge St Mech. Design Consult. 

39. Harmon, George B., 32 Longmeadow Road . . Elec. Design Engr. 

40. Hayes, Oswald, 130 Dalton Road Fuel Oil Dealer 

41. Helfant, Thomas E., 30 Evergreen St Gravel Co. Supv. 

42. Higgins, Beatrice M., 2 Bartlett St Tax Examiner 

43. Hobbs, Albert R., 24 Parker Road Landscaper 

44. Hopkins, Jr., Charles L., 89 Garrison Rd . . . . Insurance Agent 



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45. Howley, James R., 7 Pleasant St Sales Repr. 

46. Hunt, Robert J., 37 Cathy Road Elec. Sales Repr. 

47. Jobe, Anna, 7 Balsam Drive Keypunch Opr. 

48. Johnson, Todd W., 26 Ansie Road Sales Agent 

49. Karow, Hank H., 10 Muriel Road Engineer 

50. Kentigian, Martin, 6 Rack Road .... Computer Development 

51. Knight, John H., 122 Park Road Quality Control Engr. 

52. Kowalczyk, Francis S., 1 1 State Street Engineer 

53. Lambert, Paul E., 12 Purcell Drive Chemical Engr. 

54. LaPoint, William E., 26 Chamberlain Road .... Electr. Engr. 

55. Laurin, Roland J., 24 Clover Hill Drive Controller 

56. Legrand, George P., 20 Oak Knoll Avenue. . . Accounting Supv. 

57. Linsley, Frank S., 33 Brentwood Road Engineer 

58. Lolos, James S., 16 Kristin Drive Qual. Control Mgr. 

59. Macbeth, John D., 3 Clarissa Road Administrator 

60. MacLure, Kenneth R., 87 Crooked Spring Rd . Mech Design Supv. 

61. Mahoney, Paul E., 19 Monument Hill Rd . . . . Wallboard Inst. 

62. Marr, Roland E., 23 Galloway Road Adm. & Mgr. 

63. McCarthy, Dennis R., 60 Groton Road Engineer 

64. McCusker, James D., 31 Drexell Drive . . . Invent. Contr. Coord. 

65. McGee, Pauline C, 188 Dalton Road Principal Clerk' 

66. McKenzie, David P., 1 Whippletree Road Engineer 

67. McMillan, James N., 2 Larssen Circle Bank Teller 

68. Mehan, Mary R., 147 Dalton Road Saleslady 

69. Merrill, Russell W., 65 Spaulding Road. . . . Mech. Design Engr. 

70. Moran, Thomas E., 19 Dennison Road Sales Engineer 

71. Murphy, Patricia A., 39 Evergreen Street Secretary 

72. Newcomb, Roger T., 11 McFarlin Road . . . Engineering Spec. 

73. Olen, Beatrice V., 4 Bowl Road Exec. Secretary 

74. Ortolano, Angelo J., 49 Kensington Drive Electr. Engr. 

75. O'Neil, Jr., Peter J., 15 Monument Hill Rd Treasurer 

76. Palo, Edward A., 3 Canter Road Electr. Engr. 

77. Parker, Shirley E., 3 Cortez Street . . Bookkeeper & Proofreader 

78. Pearlman, Gerald D., 110 Westford St Mech. Engineer 

79. Perkins, Mary E., 10 Clear Street Secretary 

80. Pierce, Edna L., 87 Dalton Road Supervisor 

81. Polak, Dorothy E., 28 Carlisle Street Housewife 

82. Poulin, Benoit L., 8 Gallup Drive Manager 

83. Proulx, Gerard J., 60 Crooked Spring Rd . . Quality Control Engr. 

84. Quigley, John A., 313 Acton Road . . . . Instrument Technician 

85. Reed, Albert R., 32 Billerica Road Draftsman 

86. Renson, Ethel M., 28 Warren Avenue Senior Clerk 

87. Rich, James E., 39 Clarissa Road Export Salesman 

88. Rivet, Daniel O., 40 Princeton Street Mfg. Engr. 

89. Robinson, Orrin J., 1 10 Hunt Road Engineer 

90. Rosenberg, Robert J., 12 Morgan Drive .... Electrical Engr. 

91. Sather, Wayne R., 10 Gristone Road Engineer 

92. Schroeder, Leonard G., 45 Kensington Drive . . . . Boiler Maker 



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93. Shay, John A., 5 Westchester Road Electrical Engr. 

94. Shugrue, Charles F., 20 James Street . . . Telephone Repairman 

95. Simmons, Jean D., 21 St. Nicholas Ave Secretary 

96. Spang, David A., 7 Princess Avenue Sr. Proj. Engineer 

97. Stamp, Victoria M., 15 Delwood Road . . . Assembler & Inspector 

98. Sullivan, Catherine A., 318 Old Westford Rd . Real Est. Saleswoman 

99. Sutton, John T., 5 Kristin Drive Design Engineer 

100. Thomas, James M., 112 North Road . . . Prod. Control Worker 

101. Trubey, Bertha E., 200 Dunstable Road Office Worker 

102. Tyson, John R., 24 Whippletree Road . . . . Qual. Control Supv. 

103. Varley, Herbert W., 28 Longmeadow Road . . . Electronic Engr. 

104. Vines, George M., 232 Princeton St Technician 

105. Welch, Donald M., 55 Spaulding Road . . . Marketing Svc. Supv. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



WARRANT FOR STATE PRIMARY 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 



MIDDLESEX, SS. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Chelmsford. 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth, you are hereby required to noti- 
fy and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified to vote in 
Primaries to meet in 

Precinct 1. McFarlin School — All Purpose Room 

Precinct 2. Auditorium — North School 

Precinct 3. Band Room — Junior High School 

Precinct 4. East Chelmsford School 

Precinct 5. Liberty Hall — South Chelmsford 

Precinct 6. Cafeteria - Westlands School 

Precinct 7. Auditorium — North School 

Precinct 8. Small Gymnasium - High School 

Precinct 9. Cafeteria — South Row School 

Precinct 10. Cafeteria — South Row School 

Precinct 11. Cafeteria — Westlands School 

On Tuesday, the Fifteenth day of September, 1970, at twelve noon 
to eight o'clock p.m. for the following purposes: 

To bring in their votes to the Primary Officers for the Nomination of 
Candidates of Political Parties for the following offices: 



Senator in Congress 

Governor 

Lieutenant Governor 

Attorney General 

Secretary of the Commonwealth 

Treasurer and Receiver-General 

Auditor of the Commonwealth 

Representative in Congress 

Councillor 

Senator 

One Representative in General 
Court 



For this Commonwealth 

For this Commonwealth 

For this Commonwealth 

For this Commonwealth 

For this Commonwealth 

For this Commonwealth 

For this Commonwealth 

For Fifth Congressional District 

For Sixth Congressional District 

For Seventh Middlesex Senatorial 
District 

Thirty-Second Middlesex Representa- 
tive District 



chelmsford town report 



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District Attorney 
Clerk of Courts 
A Sheriff 



For Northern District 
For Middlesex County 
For Middlesex County 



Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your doings 
thereon at the time and place of said meeting. 



1970. 



Given under our hands this Twenty-Sixth day of August, A.D. 

By The Selectmen 

HOWARD E. HUMPHREY 
GERALD J. LANNAN 
EUGENE J. DOODY 



A True Copy: 



(Signed) William E. Spence 

Constable 

Posted September 3, 1970 



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38 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

WARRANT FOR STATE ELECTION 

November 3, 1970 
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 



MIDDLESEX, SS. 

To the Constable of the Town of Chelmsford or any other suitable 
person of the Town of Chelmsford. 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth aforesaid, you are hereby re- 
quired to notify and warn the inhabitants of said Town who are qualified 
to vote in elections, to meet in their several polling places, viz: 

Precinct 1. McFarlin School All Purpose Room Chelmsford Center 

Precinct 2. North Elementary School Auditorium 

Precinct 3. Junior High School Band Room 

Precinct 4. East Chelmsford School 

Precinct 5. By am School, Cafetorium 

Precinct 6. Westlands School Cafeteria 

Precinct 7. North Elementary School Auditorium 

Precinct 8. Senior High School Gym, Small 

Precinct 9. South Row School Auditorium 

Precinct 10. South Row School Auditorium 

Precinct 1 1. Westlands School Cafeteria 

On Tuesday, the third of November, 1970, at 8:00 o'clock a.m. 
for the following purposes: 

To bring in their votes for the following officers: 

SENATOR IN CONGRESS, for this Commonwealth 
GOVERNOR, for this Commonwealth 
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, for this Commonwealth 
ATTORNEY GENERAL, for this Commonwealth 
SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH, for this Commonwealth 
TREASURER OF THE COMMONWEALTH, for this Commonwealth 
AUDITOR OF THE COMMONWEALTH, for this Commonwealth 
REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS, for 5th Congressional District 
COUNCILLOR, for 6th Councillor District 
SENATOR, 7th Middlesex District 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 39 



REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT, for 32nd Middlesex Repre- 
sentative District 
DISTRICT ATTORNEY, Middlesex County 
COUNTY COMMISSIONER, for Middlesex County 
CLERK OF THE COURTS, Middlesex County 
REGISTER OF DEEDS, for Middlesex County 

VACANCY 

In Middlesex County - A Sheriff 



Questions: 

QUESTION NO. 1 : 

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION 

Do you approve of the adoption of an amendment to the constitu- 
tion summarized below, which was approved by the General Court in a 
joint session of the two branches held July 15, 1968, received 155 votes 
in the affirmative and 98 in the negative, and in a joint session of the two 
branches held May 14, 1969, received 147 votes in the affirmative and 
1 19 in the negative? 

YES 
NO 

SUMMARY 

The proposed amendment to the Constitution authorizes the Legis- 
lature to classify real property according to uses, and authorizes the assess- 
ment, rating and taxation of real property at different rates in the diffe- 
rent classes so established, but proportionately in the same class. The 
amendment further authorized the granting of reasonable exemptions and 
abatements. 

QUESTION NO. 2: 

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION 

Do you approve of the adoption of an amendment to the constitu- 
tion summarized below, which was approved by the General Court in a 
joint session of the two branches held October 9, 1967, received 237 
votes in the affirmative and in the negative, and in a joint session of the 



40 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



two branches held May 14, 1969, received 262 votes in the affirmative 
and 4 in the negative? 

YES 

NO 

SUMMARY 

The proposed amendment to the Constitution abolishes the require- 
ment that in order to vote in a state election a person must have resided 
within the Commonwealth one year. If amended, the Constitution would 
require only that a voter have resided six months in the town or district 
in which he claims a right to vote. 

QUESTION NO. 3: 

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION 

Do you approve of the adoption of an amendment to the constitu- 
tion summarized below, which was approved by the General Court in a 
joint session of the two branches held October 9, 1967, received 142 votes 
in the affirmative and 102 in the negative, and in a joint session of the 
two branches held May 14, 1969, received 222 votes in the affirmative 
and 49 in the negative? 

YES 

NO 

SUMMARY 

The proposed amendment to the Constitution reduces the minimum 
age for voting in a state election from twenty-one to nineteen. 

QUESTION NO. 4: 

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION 

Do you approve of the adoption of an amendment to the constitu- 
tion summarized below, which was approved by the General Court in a 
joint session of the two branches held July 15, 1968, received 181 votes in 
the affirmative and 66 in the negative, and in a joint session of the two 
branches held May 15, 1969, received 208 votes in the affirmative and 54 
in the negative? 

YES 

NO 

SUMMARY 

The proposed amendment to the Constitution amends the existing 
constitutional provisions which direct the division of the Commonwealth 
into 240 representative districts and 40 senatorial districts. It provides for 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 41 



a census of the inhabitants of each city and town in the Commonwealth 
in the year 1971 and in every tenth year thereafter. The census in 1971 
is to be the basis for determining the representative and senatorial districts 
for the ten-year period beginning January 1, 1975. Each subsequent census 
shall be the basis for determining the districts for each ten-year period be- 
ginning the fourth January following each census, so that the census in 
1981 will determine the districts as of January, 1985, etc. 

The amendment provides that the house of representatives shall con- 
sist of two hundred and forty members and the senate of forty members. 
In its first regular session following each census, the Legislature shall divide 
the Commonwealth into two hundred and forty representative districts of 
contiguous territory and forty senatorial districts also of contiguous terri- 
tory. Each representative district shall contain, as nearly as may be, an 
equal number of inhabitants according to the census. Each senatorial dis- 
trict shall also contain as nearly as may be an equal number of inhabitants 
according to the census. A representative district shall not unite two or 
more counties, towns, or cities, or parts thereof, or a city and a town, or 
parts thereof, in one district unless the same is unavoidable. Further, no 
town of less than six thousand inhabitants shall be divided in forming re- 
presentative districts. It is also provided that the County of Dukes County 
and Nantucket County shall each be a representative district, notwith- 
standing the foregoing. The senatorial districts, each of which shall elect 
one Senator, shall be formed without uniting two counties or parts of two 
or more counties, unless the same is unavoidable. 

Each representative shall be an inhabitant of the district for which 
he is chosen at least one year immediately preceding his election, and 
each senator shall be an inhabitant of the district for which he is chosen at 
the time of his election and shall have been an inhabitant of the Common- 
wealth for at least five years immediately preceding his election. Any rep- 
resentative or senator who ceases to be an inhabitant of the Common- 
wealth shall cease to represent his district. 

The amendment also provides that the Legislature (1) may by law 
limit the time within which judicial proceedings may be instituted calling 
in question any such division and (2) shall prescribe by law the manner of 
calling and conducting elections for the choice or representatives and of 
ascertaining their election. 

Finally, the amendment annuls the existing constitutional provisions 
with respect to apportionment of representative and senatorial districts, 
although those provisions will remain in effect until January 1, 1975. 



42 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



QUESTION NO. 5: 

MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTION 

Which one of the following do you prefer with reference to the 
future course of action by the United States in Vietnam? 

To vote on this question mark a cross X in the square at the right 
of the subdivision you prefer. DO NOT VOTE FOR MORE THAN ONF 



A. Win a Military victory. | | 

B. Withdraw our armed forces in accordance with a ^___^ 

planned schedule. | | 

C. Withdraw all our armed forces immediately. | | 

QUESTION NO. 6: 

A. Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale 
therein of all alcoholic beverages (whiskey, rum, gin, malt 
beverages, wines and all other alcoholic beverages)? 

YES 

NO 

B. Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale 
therein of wine and malt beverages (wines and beer, ale and 
all other malt beverages)? 

YES 

NO 

C. Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale 
therein of all alcoholic beverages in packages, so called, not to 
be drunk on the premises? 

YES 

NO 

D. Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale of 
all alcoholic beverages by hotels having a dining room capacity 
of not less than ninety-nine persons and lodging capacity of 
not less than fifty rooms? 

YES 

NO 

POLLS WILL BE OPEN FROM 8 O'CLOCK A.M. to 8 O'CLOCK P.M. 

AND YOU ARE DIRECTED to serve this Warrant by posting attes- 
ted copies thereof, seven days at least before the time of said meeting. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 43 



HEREOF FAIL NOT and make return of this Warrant with your 
doings thereon at the time and places of said meetings. 

Given under our hands this twenty-second day of October, 1970. 

(Signed) 

HOWARD E. HUMPHREY 
GERALD J. LANNAN 
EUGENE DOODY 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 



MIDDLESEX, SS. October 23, 1970 

Pursuant to the within Warrant, I have notified and warned the in- 
habitants of the Town of Chelmsford who are qualified to vote in elec- 
tions by posting up attested copies of same at the following places to wit: 
McFarlin School All Purpose Room, Chelmsford Center; North Elemen- 
tary School Auditorium; Junior High School Band Room; East Chelms- 
ford School; By am School Cafetorium; Westlands School Cafeteria; North 
Elementary School Auditorium; Senior High School Small Gym; South 
Row School Auditorium; Westlands School Cafeteria; seven days, at least, 
before the time appointed for holding the meeting aforesaid. 

Constable of Chelmsford 



(Signed) 

WILLIAM E. SPENCE 



A True Copy, Attest: 
Constable of Chelmsford 

(Signed) William E. Spence 
October 23, 1970 



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WARRANT FOR THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

March 2, 1970 and March 9, 1970 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 



MIDDLESEX, SS. 

To the Constable, or any other suitable person of the Town of 
Chelmsford: 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth aforesaid, you are hereby 
requested to notify and warn the legal voters of said Chelmsford to meet 
in their several polling places, viz: 

Precinct 1 . McFarlin School— All Purpose Room 

Precinct 2. Auditorium— North School 

Precinct 3. Band Room Junior High School 

Precinct 4. East Chelmsford School 

Precinct 5. Liberty Hall— So. Chelmsford 

Precinct 6. Cafeteria— Westlands School 

Precinct 7. Auditorium— North School 

Precinct 8. Small Gymnasium— High School 

Precinct 9. Cafeteria— So. Row School 

Precinct' 10. Cafeteria— So. Row School 

Precinct 1 1 . Cafeteria-Westlands School 

On Monday, the Second day of March, 1970, being the first Monday 
in said month, at 12 noon for the following purposes: 

To bring in their votes for the following officers: 

One Selectman for three years. 
One Assessor for three years. 

One member of the School Committee for three years. 
One member of the Board of Health for three years. 
One Cemetery Commissioner for three years. 
One Park Commissioner for three years. 
One Sinking Fund Commissioner for three years. 
Two Public Library Trustees for three years. 
One member of the Planning Board for two years. 
One member of the Planning Board for five years. 
One member of the Nashoba Valley Technical High School District 
Committee for one year. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 59 



One member of the Nashoba Valley Technical High School District 

Committee for three years. 
One member of the Sewer Commission for one year. 
One member of the Sewer Commission for two years. 
One member of the Sewer Commission for three years. 



And to vote upon the following questions: 

QUESTION: 

Shall the Town of Chelmsford accept the provisions of Section 9A 
of Chapter 32B of the General Laws (Ter. Ed.) of Massachusetts and pay 
half the premium costs payable by a retired employee for group life 
insurance and for group general or blanket hospital, surgical and medical 
insurance? 

QUESTION: 

Shall the Town of Chelmsford accept the provisions of Section 1 1 ID 
of Chapter 41 of the General Laws (Ter. Ed.) of Massachusetts, as 
amended as it applies to the permanent or regular members of the Police 
Department and the Fire Forces of the Town of Chelmsford? 

A Fair and Concise Summary Appears Below: 

Acceptance of the provisions of Section HID of Chapter 41 would 
grant to regular and permanent members of the Police Department and 
Fire Forces of the Town of Chelmsford a three (3) week vacation after five 
(5) years of service and a four (4) week vacation after ten (10) or more 
years of service. 

The polls will be open from 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m. and to meet in 
the Chelmsford High School Gymnasium on the following Monday, the 
ninth day of March, 1970, at 7:30 o'clock in the evening, then and there 
to act upon the following articles, viz: 



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CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 65 



ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 
MARCH 9, 1970 

Moderator Daniel J. Coughlin, Jr., called the meeting to order at 
7:47 P.M., having previously appointed the following tellers: 

Thomas A. Ennis Henrick Johnson 

Cristy Petty Charles Watt 

Ivan LaGarde Louis Zervas 

He recognized the presence of a quorum. 

Selectman Howard E. Humphrey moved the reading of the warrant 
be waived, and Selectman Gerald J. Lannan moved the reading of the 
entire warrant be waived. 

Both motions passed. 

Moderator Daniel J. Coughlin, Jr. called for a moment of silence in 
memory of Selectman William L. Harvey, and Chief of Police Thomas A. 
Palmer. 

Mr. Richard McDermott, Chairman of the Finance Committee noted 
a number of changes in the budget. 

ARTICLE 1 . To hear reports of Town Officers and Committees; or 
act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 1. Two members of the School Needs Committee 
were elected. Chairman Philip Campbell nominated Ivan LaGarde, 9 
Pilgrim Road for the four year term, who was elected. 

For the three year term, Chairman Philip Campbell nominated James 
Sullivan, 74 Westford Street; and Selectman Howard E. Humphrey 
nominated Michael B. Rukin, 22 Footpath Road. A hand vote was taken. 

555 voted for James Sullivan 
208 voted for Michael Rukin 

therefore electing Mr. Sullivan. 

Selectman Howard E. Humphrey moved the election of Robert C. 
McManimon, 48 Adams Street, to the Varney Playground Commission, 
which was so voted. 

ARTICLE 2. To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 24, 
subtitled "Job Titles and Standard Rates for Wages and Salaries of the 
Personnel Wage and Salary By-Law", to read as follows, or act in relation 
thereto: 



66 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



PERSONNEL BOARD 

Chelmsford, Massachusetts 
Wage and Salary Schedule For 1970 



A. ADMINISTRATIVE & CLERICAL: 



Veteran's Agent 

Clerk, Senior 

Clerk 

Clerk, Junior 

Town Accountant 

Town Counsel 

Selectmen's Administrative Assistant 

Personnel Board's Recording Clerk 

Board of Registrar's Clerk 

Clerk 

*1 1 . Planning Board Clerk 
*12. Board of Registrar's (3 members) 



1. 

2. 

3. 

4. 

5. 
*6. 

7. 
*8. 
*9. 

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2,650 

5,149 

4,361 

3,738 

8,473 

500 

143 

2 

250 
2 
2 

275 



.00 p.a. 
.00 p.a. 
.00 p.a. 
.00 p.a. 
.00 p.a. 
.00 p.a. 
.00 wk. 
.29 hr. 
.00 p.a. 
.29 hr. 
.29 hr. 
.00 ea 



p.a. 



B. CONSERVATION & CEMETERY: 



1. Cemetery Superintendent 

2. Cemetery Foreman 
*3. Moth Superintendent 

*4. Laborer, Park & Cemetery 

*5. Unskilled Laborer 

6. Park Superintendent 

7. Skilled Forest Workman 

8. Cemetery Equipment Operator 

C. CUSTODIAL: 

1. Custodian (Center Hall) 

2. Custodian (Library) 

*3. Custodian (Police Department) 

*4. Custodian (Fire Department) 

D. LIBRARY: 



8,597.00 p.a. 

3.29 hr. 
450.00 p.a. 

2.70 hr. 

1.70 hr. 
8,024.00 p.a. 

1.86 hr. 

3.18 hr. 



2.53 hr. 
2.53 hr. 
2.53 hr. 
160.00 p.a. 



1. 

2. 
*3. 
*4. 
*5. 
*6. 



Librarian (in charge of Libraries) 

Branch Librarian 

Senior Assistant Librarian 

Junior Assistant Librarian 

Clerk 

Page 



7,452.00 p.a. 
3.04 hr. 
2.49 hr. 
2.18 hr. 
2.29 hr. 
1.70 hr. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



67 



E. HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT: 



1 . Highway Superintendent 

2. Highway Foreman 

The remaining classifications in this 
department are subject to collective 
bargaining 

F. TOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT: 

1. Chief 

2. Deputy Chief 

3. Firelighter, call 

The remaining classifications in this 
department are subject to collective 
bargaining. 

G. TOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT: 



$12,500.00 p.a. 
4.00 hr. 



$12,500.00 p.a. 
10,832.00 p.a. 
60.00 p.a. 
2.89 hr. 



*5. 
*6. 

*7. 



Chief 

Captain 

Sergeant 

Patrolman— Base pay 

After 1 year 

After 2 years 

After 3 years 
Matron 
Special Police 
School Traffic Supervisor 



$12,500.00 p.a. 
10,832.00 p.a. 
10,019.00 p.a. 
7,746.00 p.a. 
8,134.00 p.a. 
8,520.00 p.a. 
8,908.00 p.a. 
3.00 hr. 
3.40 hr. 
2.76 hr. 



H. RECREATION 

*1. Director 

*2. Swimming Director 
*3. Swimming Instructor 
*4. Playground Director 
*5. Playground Supervisor 
*6. Playground Instructor 
*7. Sports Instructor 

I. MISCELLANEOUS: 

*1. Animal Inspector 
*2. Building Inspector 

*3. Gas Inspector 



$ 2,120.00 p.a. 
Minimum Maximum 
$80.00 wk.$ 100.00 wk. 



56.00 wk. 
80.00 wk. 
45.00wk. 
56.00 wk. 
3.00 hr. 



80.00 wk. 

100.00 wk. 

66.00 wk. 

80.00 wk. 

5.00 hr. 



750.00 p.a. 

2,000.00 p.a. 

4.00 visit 

4.00 visit 



68 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



*4. Electric Inspector 4.00 visit 

*5. Sealer of Weights & Measures 1,000.00 p.a. 

6. Dog Officer 89.00 wk. 

*7. Beach Attendant 80.00 wk. 

*8. Life Guard 1.60 hr. 

*9. Clock Winder 100.00 p.a. 

*Part Time 

UNDER ARTICLE 2. Selectman Howard E. Humphrey moved the 
amendment to Section 24, subtitled "Job Titles and Standard Rates for 
Wages and Salaries of the Personnel Wage and Salary By-Law" as follows: 



A. ADMINISTRATIVE & CLERICAL: 

1 . Veteran's Agent S 2.650.00 p.a. 

2. Clerk, Senior 5,247.00 p.a. 

3. Clerk 4,443.00 p.a. 

4. Clerk, Junior 3,808.00 p.a. 

5. Town Accountant 8,632.00 p.a. 
*6. Town Counsel 500.00 p.a. 

7. Selectmen's Administrative Assistant 143.65 wk. 

*8. Personnel Board's Recording Clerk 2.29 hr. 

*9. Board of Registrar's Clerk 250.00 p.a. 

*10. Clerk 2.29 hr. 

*11. Planning Board Clerk 2.29 hr. 

*12. Board of Registrars (3 members) 275.00 p.a. 

B. CONSERVATION & CEMETERY: 

1. Cemetery Superintendent S 8,759.00 p.a. 

2. Cemetery Foreman 3.35 hr. 
*3. Moth Superintendent 450.00 p.a. 
*4. Laborer. Park & Cemetery 2.75 hr. 
*5. Unskilled Laborer 1.70 hr. 

6. Park Superintendent 8.024.00 p.a. 

7. Skilled Forest Workman 2.25 hr. 

8. Cemetery Equipment Operator 3.24 hr. 

C. CUSTODIAL: 

1. Custodian (Center Hall) S 2.53 hr. 

2. Custodian (Library) 2.53 hr. 
*3. Custodian (Police Department) 2.53 hr. 
*4. Custodian (Fire Department) 160.00 p.a. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



69 



D. LIBRARY: 

1 . Librarian (in charge of Libraries) 

2. Branch Librarian 

3. Senior Assistant Librarian 
*4. Junior Assistant Librarian 
*5. Clerk 

*6. Page 

E. HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT: 



$ 7,452.00 p.a. 
3.04 hr. 
2.49 hr. 
2.18 hr. 
2.29 hr. 
1.70 hr. 



1 . Highway Superintendent 

2. Highway Foreman 

The remaining classifications in this 
department are subject to collective 
bargaining. 

F. TOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT: 

1. Chief 

2. Deputy Chief 

3. Captain 

4. Firefighter, call 

The remaining classifications in this 
department are subject to collective 
bargaining. 

G. TOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT: 



, 12,500.00 p.a. 
4.00 hr. 



,12,500.00 p.a. 

10,832.00 p.a. 

9,726.00 p.a. 

60.00 p.a. 

2.89 hr. 



1. 


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2. 


Captain 




3. 


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4. 


Patrolman 


- Base Pay 
After 1 year 
After 2 years 
After 3 years 


*5. 


Matron 




*6. 


Special Police 


*7 


School Traffic Supervisor 


H. RECREATION: 


*1. 


Director 





*2. Swimming Director 
*3. Swimming Instructor 



$12,500.00 p.a. 
10,832.00 p.a. 
10,019.00 p.a. 
7,746.00 p.a. 
8,134.00 p.a. 
8,520.00 p.a. 
8,908.00 p.a. 
3.00 hr. 
3.40 hr. 
2.76 hr. 



$ 2,120.00 p.a. 

Minimum Maximum 
$ 80.00 wk $1 00.00 wk. 
56.00 wk 80.00 wk. 



80.00 wk 


100.00 wk. 


45.00 wk 


66.00 wk. 


56.00 wk 


80.00 wk. 


3.00 hr 


5.00 hr. 


$ 


750.00 p.a. 




2,000.00 p.a. 




4.00 visit 




4.00 visit 




4.00 visit 




2,000.00 p.a. 




89.00 wk. 




80.00 wk. 




1.60 hr. 




100.00 p.a. 



70 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



*4. Playground Director 
*5. Playground Supervisor 
*6. Playground Instructor 
*7. Sports Instructor 

I. MISCELLANEOUS. 

*1. Animal Inspector 
*2. Building Inspector 

*3. Gas Inspector 

*4. Electric Inspector 

*5. Sealer of Weights & Measures 

6. Dog Officer 

*7. Beach Attendant 

*8. Life Guard 

*9. Clock Winder 

*Part Time 

Article 2 voted as amended. 



ARTICLE 3. To see if the Town will vote to further amend Section 
25, subtitled, "Job Titles and Standard Rates for Wages and Salaries of the 
Personnel Wage and Salary By-Law", to conform to rates of pay 
negotiated by the Town with certain labor organizations, pursuant to 
General Laws, Chapter 149, Section 178G through 178N, or act in relation 
thereto: 



1. HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT: 

Assistant Foreman 

Grader Operator 

Engineering Equipment Operator 

Special Equipment Operator— Cat. I 

Special Equipment Operator— Cat. II 

Heavy Vehicle Operator 

Laborer (Ashes & Waste) 

Laborer (General) 

Laborer (Skilled) 

Painting Machine Operator 

(when actually employed) 
Mechanic 



3.50 


hr 


3.88 


hr. 


3.72 


hr 


3.23 


hr. 


3.43 


hr. 


3.10 


hr, 


2.98 


hr, 


2.75 


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2.98 


hr, 


3.24 


hr, 


3.50 


hr. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 71 



2. TOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT:* 

Captain $8,856.00 p.a. 

Firefighter Regular-Base Pay 6,846.00 p.a. 

After 1 year 7,188.00 p.a. 

After 2 years 7,531.00 p.a. 

After 3 years 7,873.00 p.a. 

*The rates set forth for this department are the current rates and as 
negotiatons are continuing these rates will be amended at the Town 
meeting. 

UNDER ARTICLE 3. Mr. Richard McDermott, Chairman of the Finance 
Committee moved to further amend Section 25, subtitled, "Job Titles and 
Standard Rates for Wages and Salaries of the Personnel Wage and Salary 
By-Law", to conform to rates of pay negotiated by the Town with certain 
labor organizations, pursuant to General Laws, Chapter 149, Section 178G 
through 178N. 

1. HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT: 

Assistant Foreman 

Grader Operator 

Engineering Equipment Operator 

Special Equipment Operator— Cat. I 

Special Equipment Operator— Cat. II 

Heavy Vehicle Operator 

Laborer (Ashes & Waste) 

Laborer (General) 

Laborer (Skilled) 

Painting Machine Operator 

(when actually employed) 
Mechanic 

2. TOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT: 

Captain 

Firefighter Regular-Base Pay 

After 1 year 

After 2 years 

After 3 years 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 4. To raise and appropriate such sums of money as may 
be required to defray Town Charges for the current year; or act in relation 
thereto. 



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3.88 


hr. 


3.72 


hr, 


3.23 


hr, 


3.43 


hr, 


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hr. 


2.98 


hr. 


2.75 


hr. 


2.98 


hr 


3.24 


hr 


3.50 


hr, 


9,726.00 


p.a. 


7,576.00 


p.a 


7,973.00 


p.a 


8,322.00 


p.a 


8,726.00 


p.a, 



72 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



UNDER ARTICLE 4. Selectman Howard E. Humphrey moved the Town 
vote to raise and appropriate such sums of money as may be required to 
defray Town Charges for the current year retroactive to January 1, 1970. 



SELECTMEN'S DEPARTMENT 


Kecommeno 


Salaries: 


1970 


1. Chairman 


$ 1,500.00 


2. Board Members 


2,000.00 


3. Recording Clerk 


00.00 


4. Selectmen Adm Asst. 


7,500.00 


4a Labor Relations Advsr 


2,000.00 



$ 13,000.00 



Expenses: 

5. Expenses 

6. Conference Expenses 

7. Outlays 

7a Out of State Expenses 

TOTAL Selectmen's Department 

ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT 

Salaries: 

8. Accountant 

9. Senior Clerk (2) 

10. Additional Clerk Hire 

11. Clerk 



$ 3,190.00 

400.00 

00.00 

250.00 

$ 16,840.00 Voted 



8,632.00 

10,494.00 

1,620.00 

00.00 



Expenses: 

12. Expenses 

13. Outlays 



TOTAL Accounting Department 



$ 20,746.00 



$ 750.00 

00.00 

$ 21,496.00 Voted 



TREASURER and COLLECTOR DEPARTMENT 

Salaries: 

14. Treasurer & Collector $ 6,135.00 

15. Senior Clerk (4) 20,988.00 

16. Clerk 3,000.00 

$ 30,123.00 



Expenses: 

17. Stationery & Postage 

18. Printing, Advertising & Binding 



3,600.00 
2,500.00 



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73 



Recommended 
1970 



19. Bonds 




575.00 


20. Expenses 




3,300.00 


21. Outlays 




00.00 


22. Foreclosing Tax Titles 




00.00 


TOTAL Treasurer & 






Collector Dept. 


$ 


40,098.00 


ASSESSORS DEPARTMENT 






Salaries: 






23. Chairman 


$ 


9,072.00 


24. Board Member 




8,486.00 


25. Board Member (Part Time) 




2,783.00 


26. Senior Clerk (3) 




15,741.00 


27. Clerk 




00.00 


28. Clerk (Part Time) 




00.00 




$ 


36,082.00 


Expenses: 






29. Office Expenses, 






Printing & Advertising 


$ 


1,750.00 


30. Transportation 




800.00 


3 1 . Conference Expenses 




200.00 


32. Cutting of Maps & New Plans 




800.00 


33. Land Court Fees, 






Registry Deeds, Plans 




1,250.00 


34. Outlay 




00.00 


TOTAL Assessors' Department 


$ 


40,882.00 


TOWN CLERK DEPARTMENT 






Salaries: 






35. Town Clerk 


$ 


3,865.00 


36. Senior Clerk 




5,247.00 




$ 


9,112.00 


Expenses: 






37. Expenses 


$ 


3,200.00 


38. Outlays 




00.00 


39. Board of Appeals- 






Variance Rec. Fees 




50.00 


40. Printing By-Law Books 




800.00 



Voted 



TOTAL Town Clerk's Department $ 13,162.00 Voted 



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REGISTRARS DEPARTMENT 

Salaries: 

41. Registrars (3) 

42. Ass't Registrars: Wages & Mileage 

43. Clerk 



Recommended 
1970 

825.00 

2,200.00 

250.00 



3,275.00 



Expenses: 

44. Printing: Men-Women Directory 

45. Printing: Voters' Lists 

46. Other Expenses 

TOTAL Registrars Department 

PUBLIC BUILDINGS DEPARTMENT 

Salaries: 

47. Salaries of Janitors 

48. Vacation & Sickness 



$ 600.00 

600.00 
750.00 

$ 5,225.00 Voted 



5,283.00 
386.00 



Expenses: 

49. Fuel, Light & Water 

50. Repairs, Equipment & Expenses 

51. Outlays 

TOTAL Public Buildings 
Department 

LAW DEPARTMENT 

Salaries: 

52. Town Counsel 



$ 5,669.00 



4,250.00 

6,000.00 

00.00 



4 15,919.00 Voted 



500.00 



Expenses: 

53. Prosecution and Defense 

of Lawsuits 

54. Settlement of Claims and Suits 

55. Legal Services 

55a. Misc. Exp. Association Dues 

TOTAL Law Department 

MISCELLANEOUS DEPARTMENT 

56. Moderator's Salary 

57. Constable's Salary 



$ 3,500.00 

1 ,000.00 

4,000.00 

138.00 

$ 9,138.00 Voted 



150.00 
110.00 



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58. Elections (Wages and Expenses) 

59. Board of Appeals— Clerk Hire 

60. Board of Appeals— Expenses 

61. Planning Board— Clerk Hire 

62. Planning Board— Expenses 
62a. Outlay 

63. Planning Board— Consultant 

64. Planning Board— Greater Lowell 

Planning Fee 

65. Personnel Board 

66. Finance Committee 

67. Town Forest Committee 

68. Town Forest Committee— Outlays 

69. Conservation Commission 

70. Historical Comm. 

71 . Committee to Update Town History 
71a. Home Rule Advisory Committee 
71b. Town Celebration Committee 
71c. Library Needs Committee 

7 Id. Senior Citizens Committee 

71e. Sewer Commission 

7 If. Elementary School Need Comm. 



Recommended 
1970 

8,000.00 

700.00 

1,100.00 

1 ,300.00 

850.00 

00.00 

500.00 

4,540.00 
300.00 
150.00 

1 ,000.00 
00.00 

1,750.00 
300.00 

1,800.00 
100.00 
100.00 
00.00 
750.00 
500.00 

4,500.00 



TOTAL Miscellaneous Department $ 28,500.00 Voted 



POLICE DEPARTMENT 




Salaries: 




72. Chief 


$ 12,500.00 


73. Captain 


10,832.00 


74. Sergeants 


56,800.00 


75. Patrolmen 


245,200.00 


76. Special Account 


88,544.00 


77. Clerk, Senior 


5,247.00 


78. Custodian 


2,636.00 




$ 421,759.00 


Expenses: 




79. Auto Maintenance and Repairs 


$ 7,000.00 


80. Gasoline 


11,000.00 


81. Building Service and Supplies 


4,700.00 


82. Service, Communication 


4,960.00 


83. Uniforms 


5,100.00 


84. Chiefs Out of State Expense 


150.00 


85. Other Expenses 


3,580.00 


86. Outlays 


5,275.00 



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Recommended 






1970 


87. Equipment and Supplies for Men 




2,400.00 


87a. Education, Out of State 




1,100.00 


TOTAL Police Department 


$ 


467,024.00 Voted 


FIRE DEPARTMENT 






Salaries: 






88. Chief 


$ 


12,500.00 


89. Deputy Chief 




10,832.00 


*90. Officers 




38,904.00 


*92. Regular Firemen 




273,735.00 


*93. Substitutes 




56,884.00 


94. Call Firefighters 




1,800.00 


95. Labor at Fires and Emergencies 




12,500.00 


96. Janitors 




160.00 


97. Clerk Hire 




2,550.00 




$ 


409,865.00 Voted 


Expenses: 






98. Maintenance of Fire Alarm System 


$ 


2,000.00 


99. Fuel, Light, Water, & Telephone 




6,000.00 


100. Automobile and Radio 






Repairs and Serv. 




4,400.00 


101 . Building Repairs and Maintenance 




1,250.00 


102. Equipment, Supplies for Men, 






Stations 




3,300.00 


103. Office Expenses 




350.00 


104. Outlays 




1,575.00 


* 105. Clothing Allowance 




1,850.00 


106. Out of State 




150.00 


107. Stabilization Fund (Equipment) 




10,000.00 


TOTAL Fire Department 


$ 


440,740.00 Voted 


HYDRANT SERVICE DEPARTMENT 






108. Center District 


$ 


31,880.00 


109. North District 




7,520.00 


110. East District 




4,300.00 


111. South District 




3,680.00 


TOTAL Hydrant Service Department 


$ 


47,380.00 Voted 


SEALER OF WEIGHTS & MEASURES 






112. Salary 


$ 


1,000.00 


113. Expenses 




00.00 



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TOTAL Sealer of 
Weights and Measures 


$ 


Recommended 
1970 

1,000.00 


Voted 


TREE WARDEN'S DEPARTMENT 

Salaries: 

114. Tree Warden 

115. Fees 


$ 


800.00 
4,000.00 








$ 


4,800.00 




Expenses: 

116. Other Expenses 

117. Outlay 




$ 


7,500.00 
300.00 




TOTAL Tree Warden' 


s Department 


$ 


12,600.00 


Voted 


MOTH DEPARTMENT 

Salaries: 

118. Superintendent 




$ 


500.00 




Expenses: 
119. Expenses 




$ 


4,800.00 





TOTAL Moth Department 

DUTCH ELM CONTROL DEPARTMENT 

Salaries: 

120. Superintendent 

Expenses: 

121. Expenses 

TOTAL Dutch Elm Control 
Department 

POISON IVY CONTROL DEPARTMENT 



5,300.00 Voted 

800.00 
6,200.00 
7,000.00 Voted 



Mathew J. Doyle moved to dismiss Item 122. Motion Carried. It was so 
voted. 

MOSQUITO CONTROL DEPARTMENT 

On motion of Mr. James Healy, it was voted to dismiss Items 123 — 126 
inclusive regarding mosquito control. 



DOG OFFICER DEPARTMENT 

127. Salary-Dog Officer 



$ 4,646.00 



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TOTAL Dog Officer Department 

BUILDING INSPECTOR'S DEPARTMENT 

128. Inspector's Salary 

129. Inspector's Fees 

130. Inspector's Expenses 



Recommended 
1970 

4,646.00 Voted 



2,000.00 

6,000.00 

400.00 



TOTAL Bldg. Inspector's Department $ 8,400.00 Voted 



WIRING INSPECTOR'S DEPARTMENT 

131. Inspector's Fees 

132. Expenses 

TOTAL Wiring Inspector's 
Department 

GAS PIPING & FIXTURES INSPECTOR 

133. Fees 
133a. Expenses 



5,000.00 
100.00 



5.100.00 Voted 



$ 3,000.00 
75.00 

$ 3,075.00 Voted 



ANIMAL INSPECTOR'S DEPARTMENT 



134. Inspector's Salary 


$ 


750.00 Voted 


CIVILIAN DEFENSE DEPARTMENT 






135. Expenses 


$ 


625.00 


136. Outlays 




855.00 


TOTAL Civilian Defense 






Department 


$ 


1 ,480.00 Voted 


HEALTH AND SANITATION DEPARTMENT 




Salaries: 






137. Chairman 


$ 


300.00 


138. Board Members 




528.00 


139. Director of Public Health 




9,000.00 


140. Senior Clerk and 






Laboratory Assistant 




5,247.00 


141. Senior School Nurse 




00.00 


142. Junior School Nurses 




00.00 


143. Slaughtering Inspector 




100.00 


144. Plumbing Inspector Fees and Trans. 




5.000.00 


145. Physicians 




1,000.00 


146. Vacation and Sickness Acc't 




700.00 


147. Professional Services 




00.00 



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Recommended 




1970 


147a. Vision, Hearing Testing Program 


00.00 




$ 21,875.00 


Expenses: 




148. Quarantine and Contagious Diseases 


$ 5,000.00 


149. Testing Immunization 


750.00 


150. Care of Premature Children 


1,000.00 


151. Collection of Garbage 


46,800.00 


152. Animal Disposal Fees 


00.00 


153. Transportation, Directors and 




Nurses 


750.00 


154. Laboratory Supplies 


100.00 


155. Vision and Hearing Testing Program 


00.00 


156. Other Expenses 


1,550.00* 


157. Outlays 


00.00 


158. Mental Health and Child Guidance 


00.00 


T58a. Professional Services 


2,750.00 


TOTAL Health and Sanitation 


As Amended 


Department 


$ 80,575.00 Voted 



*$750.00 added to Item #156 for study mosquito control, Department to 
report at next annual Town Meeting. 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 

Salaries: 



159. Superintendent 


$ 12,500.00 


160. Secretary 


5,247.00 


161. Engineer's Fees 


4,500.00 




$ 22,247.00 


Expenses: 




162. Gas and Oil for Equipment 


$ 9,000.00 


163. Fuel Light and Water 


3,000.00 


164. Telephone and Office Supplies 


1,000.00 


165. Street Signs 


1 ,500.00 


166. Miscellaneous Expenses 


1,500.00 


167. Waste Collection 


114,000.00 


167a. Maint. & Repair to Garage 


500.00 


167b. Outlays 


00.00 



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HIGHWAYS, BRIDGES AND DRAINAGE 

168. Highway Materials 

169. Misc. Equipment and Small Tools 

170. Machinery Depreciation 

171. Machinery Hire— Other 

172. Labor— Men 

173. Vacations and Sickness 

174. Labor— Overtime 

174a. Radio Outlay and Equipment 
174b. Radio Repairs & Services 

ROAD MACHINERY ACCOUNT: 

175. Repairs 

176. Snow and Ice Removal 

177. Highways, Bridges and 

Drainage Const. 

178. Chapter 90, Maintenance 

179. Sidewalks 

TOTAL Highway Department 

STREET LIGHTING 

180. Street Lighting 

VETERANS' BENEFITS DEPARTMENT 

181. Salary of Veterans' Agent 

182. Expenses 

183. Outlays 

184. Cash and Material Grants 



Recommended 
1970 

15,247.00 

1,400.00 

10,000.00 

1,000.00 

135,800.00 

18,000.00 

4,200.00 

1,650.00 

540.00 



16,000.00 
150,000.00 



See Art. 18 



6,000.00 
5,000.00 



$ 517,584.00 Voted 



$ 39,330.00 Voted 



2,650.00 

200.00 

00.00 

40,000.00 



TOTAL Veterans' Benefits 
Department 



$ 42,850.00 Voted 



On a motion to adjourn before considering the School budget, Mr. 
McDermott suggested tabling the School budget until the adjourned 
meeting that would be held March 16, 1970. It was so voted. The meeting 
then proceeded with the remainder of the budget. 



LIBRARY DEPARTMENT 

Salaries: 

203. Librarians 

204. Branch Librarian 

205. Assistant Librarians & 

Library Clerks 

206. Library Aides 

207. Custodian & Security 

208. Vacation and Sickness 



7,452.00 
6,166.00 



51 



500.00 
2,100.00 
6,624.00 

500.00 



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81 







Recommended 






1970 


Expenses: 






209. Repair and Maintenance of Buildings 


$ 


1 ,000.00 


210. Fuel, Light and Water 




5,250.00 


21 1 . Books and Periodicals 




22,000.00 


212. Other Expenses 




5,500.00 


213. Outlays 




5,600.00 


TOTAL Library Department 


$ 


113,692.00 


214. Less State Aid to Librarians 




3,782.00 


215. NET COST TO TOWN 


$ 


109,910.00 Voted 


PARK DEPARTMENT 






216. Labor 


$ 


8,524.00 


217. Expenses 




2,500.00 


218. Outlays 




500.00 


218a. Recreation Field Maintenance Labor 




500.00 


218b. Recreation Field Maintenance 






Expense 




100.00 


TOTAL Park Department 


$ 


12,124.00 Voted 


VARNEY PLAYGROUND 






219. Labor 


$ 


2,500.00 


220. Expenses 




500.00 


221. Outlays 




1,000.00 



TOTAL Varney Playground 
Department 

EDWARDS MEMORIAL BEACH 

222. Labor 

223. Expenses 

224. Outlays 

TOTAL Edwards Memorial 
Beach Dept. 

UNCLASSIFIED DEPARTMENTS 

225. Town and Finance Committee Reports 

226. Workmen's Compensation Claims 

227. Expenses for Memorial Day 

228. Expenses for Town Clock 

229. Development and Industrial 

Commission 



$ 4,000.00 Voted 



2,000.00 

250.00 

1,500.00 



$ 3,750.00 Voted 



4,561.00 

00.00 

1,500.00 

300.00 

500.00 



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230. Disabled Veterans Quarters 

231. Ambulance Service 
231a. Veteran Pension Claim 

TOTAL Unclassified Departments 

INSURANCE DEPARTMENT 

232. Prop., Liab., and All Types of Ins. 

233. Chapter 32B Insurance— Employees 

TOTAL Insurance Department 
DEBT AND INTEREST 

Maturing Debt: 

234. North School Loan 

235. Center School Loan 

236. North Fire Station Loan 

237. High School Loan No. 1 

238. High School Loan No. 2 

239. Highway Garage Loan 

240. Boston Road Elementary School Loan 

241 . Addition to High School 

242. Junior High School Loan 

243. Pine Ridge Equipment 

244. Westland School Loan 

245. Richardson Rd School Loan 
245a. Maple Road School Loan 
Interest: 

246. North School Loan 

247. Center School Loan 

248. North Fire Station Loan 

249. High School Loan No. 1 

250. High School Loan No. 2 

25 1 . Highway Garage Loan 

252. Anticipation of Revenue & 

Reimbursement Loans 

253. Boston Road Elementary School Loan 

254. Addition to High School 

255. Junior High School 

256. Pine Ridge Equipment 

257. Westland School 

258. Richardson Road School 
258a. Maple Road School 

TOTAL DEBT AND INTEREST 



Recommended 
1970 

00.00 
5,000.00 
3,719.00 

15,580.00 Voted 



80,000.00 
78,000.00 



$ 158,000.00 Voted 



30,000.00 

00.00 

00.00 

50,000.00 

85,000.00 

5,000.00 

50,000.00 

50,000.00 

110,000.00 

2,500.00 

00.00 

160,000.00 

101,900.00 



S 644.400.00 



935.00 

00.00 

00.00 

13,125.00 

23,120.00 

935.00 

60.000.00 

18. 3 7 5. 00 

3.780.00 

51.025.00 

82.00 

none 

122.^80.00 

124.500.00 

$1,005,257.00 SI. 005. 2 5 7. 00 



Voted 



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Recommended 


CEMETERY DEPARTMENT 


1970 


Salaries: 




259. Commissioners (3) 


$ 300.00 


260. Superintendent 


8,759.00 


261. General Labor 


16,575.00 


262. Special Labor for Lot Owners 


500.00 



Expenses: 

263. Interments and Liners 

264. Repairs to Headstones and 



$ 3,500.00 





Stone Posts 


00.00 




265. 


Repairs to Equipment 


1,000.00 




266. 


Transportation— Superintendent 


250.00 




267. 


Expenses 


3,635.00 




268. 


Outlays 


2,175.00 




269. 


Town Clerk— Salary 


250.00 




270. 


Town Clerk— Expenses 


50.00 




271. 


Beautification— Perpetual Care Area 


00.00 




272. 


Out of State Expenses 


75.00 






TOTAL Cemetery Department 


$ 37,069.00 


Voted 


RECREATION COMMISSION 






273. 


Salaries, Adult Rec. 


none 




274. 


Expenses, Adult Rec. 


none 




275. 


Salaries Directors & Asst., Youth 


$ 14,594.00 




276. 


Expenses, Youth 


25,124.00 




277. 


Out of State Expenses 


150.00 




278. 


Outlay 


4,194.00 






TOTAL Recreation Department 


$ 44,062.00 


Voted as 




(On amendment of Mr. Howard Humph 


rey) 


Amended 



Mr. McDermott moved that the Nashoba Valley Technical High School 
District School Budget be tabled until the adjourned meeting to be held 
March 16, 1970. 

It was so voted. 

Meeting adjourned at 10:45 P.M. until Monday, March 16, 1970 at 7:30 
P.M. 



On a motion to adjourn before considering the School budget, Mr. 
McDermott suggested tabling the School budget until the adjourned 
meeting that would be held March 16, 1970. It was so voted. The meeting 
then proceeded with the remainder of the budget. 



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ADJOURNED TOWN MEETING 

March 16, 1970 

Moderator Daniel J. Coughlin called the adjourned annual Town 
Meeting to order at 7:35 P.M., and recognized the presence of a quorum. 

Business of the evening began with Item #185 of the School Budget. 

In an attempt to cut the proposed figures of the School Budget, Mr. 
Robert Sexton amended as follows: 



Line item 185 from 


$3,829,800 to 


$3,598,051 


Line item 186 from 


$ 


146,334 to 


$ 


114,336 


Line item 187 






$ 


149,940 


Line item 188 from 


S 


344,786 to 


$ 


337,028 


Line item 189 from 


$ 


140,942 to 


$ 


107,743 


Line item 1 9 1 from 


$ 


112,059 to 


$ 


105,585 


Line item 191a from 


S 


53,968 to 


$ 


21,911 


Line item 192 from 


S 


567,126 to 


$ 


441,470 



At 9:15 P.M. there was a motion to consider the question regarding 
-185. On voice vote Mr. Sexton's motion to cut the figure failed, 
therefore the original figure of $3,829,810 stood. 

Item #186 then came up for consideration. At 9:40 P.M. a motion 
to consider the question was passed. On a voice vote Mr. Sexton's motion 
to cut the figures failed, therefore leaving the original figure of $146,334. 

Item =f187. At 9:50 P.M. a motion for dismissal carried. 

Mr. Murphy, Chairman of the School Committee moved for 
reconsideration of Item #187 which had just been dismissed. On motion 
to reconsider a hand vote was taken: 

376 voting to reconsider 
314 opposed 

Motion carried. 

On Mr. Murphy's motion against dismissal: 

278 voted for dismissal 

374 voted against - therefore the figure of $149,940 for Teachers' 
Aides remained in the budget. 

On motion of Mr. Weintraub to reduce the figure to $75,000 in Item 
#187. a hand vote was taken: 



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268 voted Yes 

278 voted No — therefore the motion failed. 



Item 188. On a motion regarding Principals and Coordinators, Mr. 
Sexton's motion to reduce the figure a hand vote was taken: 

158 voted Yes 

276 were recorded as opposed — leaving the original figure of 

$344,786. 

A motion to adjourn at 1 1 :00 P.M. carried; next meeting to be held 
Tuesday evening, March 24, 1970 at 7:30 P.M. in the High School 
Gymnasium. 



ADJOURNED ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

March 24, 1970 

Moderator Daniel J. Coughlin called the meeting to order at 7:40 
P.M., and recognized the presence of a quorum. He reviewed the 
proceedings of the March 16, 1970 meeting, and stated the business of the 
evening would begin with Item #188, School Budget. 

Chairman Richard McDermott of the Finance Committee discussed 
the School Budget, and announced his recommendations. Mr. John Sexton 
moved the withdrawal of his amendments regarding Items #188, #191, & 
#19 la. It was so voted. 

Regarding Item #189, a petition signed by ten registered voters 
called for a secret ballot on the question of reducing the figure from 
$140 ,942 to $107 ,743. 

YES 342 NO 320; thereby cutting Item #189 to 

$107,743. 

Item #192. Regarding Mr. Sexton's motion to reduce from 
$567,126 to $441,470. On a voice vote this motion was lost. 

Finance Committee Chairman Richard McDermott then moved to 
amend the $567,126 to $525,026. It was so voted. 

Item #199. Finance Chairman Richard T. McDermott moved to 
amend $69,685 to $57,761. It was so voted. 

Item #201. Finance Committee Chairman Richard T. McDermott 
moved to amend $123,712 to $121,512. It was so voted. 



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Moderator Daniel J. Coughlin then placed the figure of $6,147,742 
for the School Budget. It was so voted. (Regarding details of the School 
Budget, see Items 185-202b.) 



SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 




Salaries: 




185. Teachers 


$3,829,810.00 


186. Special Education 


146,334.00 


187. Teacher Aides 


149,940.00 


188. Principals & Coordinators 


336,612.00 


189. Administration 


107,743.00 


190. Custodians & Maintenance 


297,628.00 


191. Secretaries 


112,059.00 


191a. Health Services 


53,968.00 


191b. Food Services 


10,300.00 



TOTAL SALARIES $5,044,394 

Expenses: 

192. Education Supplies, Services $ 525,026.00 

193. Health Services 14,500.00 

194. Custodial Supplies 13,500.00 

195. Student Activities 2,490.00 

196. Administration 16,100.00 

197. Transportation 427,040.00 

198. Utilities 139,640.00 

199. Equipment 57,761.00 

200. Athletic Programs 30,893.00 

201. Repairs 121,512.00 

202. Vocational 5,000.00 
202a . Adult Evening Education 8 ,5 1 .00 
202b. Food Services 9,750.00 

TOTAL EXPENSES $1,371,722.00 

TOTAL SALARIES & EXPENSES $6,416,1 16.00 

MINUS FEDERAL FUNDS 268,374.00 

NET TO BE APPROPRIATED $6,147,742.00 

Mr. Robert L. Stallard moved for reconsideration of the vote. Said 
motion failed. 



NASHOBA VALLEY TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 

Mr. Thomas Markham moved that the Town raise and appropriate the 
sum of $329,381 for the Nashoba Valley Technical High School District. 
It was so voted. 

TOTAL AMOUNT VOTED BUDGET $9,800,969.00 



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Selectman Howard E. Humphrey then moved to take Article #18 
out of order. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 18. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
or transfer from available funds in the Treasury, a sum of money for the 
reconstruction, maintenance and repair of highways, and bridges in 
accordance with Section 5 of Chapter 768 of the Acts of 1969, 
Massachusetts General Laws; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 18. Selectman Howard E. Humphrey moved that the 
Town vote to raise and appropriate $34,573.08 for the reconstruction, 
maintenance and repair of highways and bridges in accordance with 
Section 5 of Chapter 768 of the Acts of 1969, Massachusetts General 
Laws. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 5. To see if the Town will authorize the Selectmen to act 
as its agent in any suit or suits which may arise during the current year; 
with authority to settle and adjust claims or demands for or against the 
Town; and to employ counsel whenever in their judgment it is necessary; 
or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 5. Mr. Gerald Lannan moved that the Town authorize 
the Selectmen to act as its agent in any suit or suits which may arise during 
the current year; with authority to settle and adjust claims or demands for 
or against the Town; and to employ counsel whenever in their judgment it 
is necessary. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 6. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow money from 
time to time in anticipation of the revenue for the financial years 
beginning January 1, 1970, and January 1, 1971, in accordance with the 
provisions of the General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 4, and to renew any 
note or notes as may be given for a period of less than one year, in 
accordance with the provisions of General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 17; 
or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 6. Selectman Howard E. Humphrey moved that the 
Town vote to authorize the Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, 
to borrow money from time to time in anticipation of the revenue for the 
financial years beginning January 1, 1970, and January 1, 1971, in 
accordance with the provisions of the General Laws, Chapter 44, section 4, 
and to renew any note or notes as may be given for a period of less than 
one year, in accordance with the provisions of General Laws, Chapter 44, 
Section 17. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 7. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a 
sufficient sum of money with which to meet bills for previous years; or act 
in relation thereto. 



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UNDER ARTICLE 7. Selectman Gerald Lannan moved that the Town 
raise and appropriate the sum of $619.65 to meet unpaid bills of previous 
years. It was so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 8. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a 
certain sum of money to pay the Treasurer of the Middlesex County 
Retirement System, the said amount being the Town's share of the 
pension, expense, and military service funds; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 8. Selectman Howard E. Humphrey moved that the 
Town raise and appropriate $117,244.58 to pay the Treasurer of the 
Middlesex County Retirement System, said amount being the Town's 
share of the pension, expense, and military service funds. It was so voted, 
unanimously. 

ARTICLE 9. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of $25,000.00 or some other sum to be used as a Reserve Fund at 
the discretion of the Finance Committee, as provided in General Laws, 
Chapter 40, Section 6; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 9. Mr. Richard T. McDermott moved that the Town 
raise and appropriate the sum of $25,000 to be used as a Reserve Fund at 
the discretion of the Finance Committee, as provided in General Laws, 
Chapter 40, Section 6. It was so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 10. To see if the Town will vote the following By-Law: 

All regular, full-time, permanent town employees, who shall be 
required by their department head to be on duty for any period in excess 
of his regular hours of duty as from time to time established, shall be paid 
for such period of overtime duty at such an hourly rate as may be 
determined by the department head or personnel board, which rate shall in 
no event be less than one and one-half of the basic hourly rate of his 
regular compensation for his average weekly hours of regular duty. This 
shall have no application to the employees under the jurisdiction of the 
School Department. 

UNDER ARTICLE 10. Selectman Gerald Lannan moved to amend Article 
10 as follows: 

All regular, full-time, permanent Town employees, who shall be 
required by their department head to be on duty for any period in excess 
of his regular hours of duty as from time to time established, shall be paid 
for such period of overtime duty at such an hourly rate as may be 
determined by the department head or personnel board, which rate shall 
be one and one-half of the basic hourly rate of his regular compensation 
for his average weekly hours of regular duty. This shall have no application 
to the employees under the jurisdiction of the School Department. It was 
so voted, unanimously. 



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ARTICLE 1 1 . To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 4 of 
the Personnel and Salary Classification Plan to include the following: 

CI. Those employees who are represented by a labor organization 
certified by the State Labor Commission and recognized by 
the Town, PROVIDED that the Personnel Board may, if 
requested in writing by the Selectmen, or other appropriate 
authority undertake such studies, recommendations or other 
actions as specifically requested. 

UNDER ARTICLE 1 1 . Selectman Howard E. Humphrey moved to amend 
Section 4 of the Personnel and Salary Classification Plan to include the 
following: 

CI. Those employees who are represented by a labor organization 
certified by the State Labor Commission and recognized by 
the Town, PROVIDED that the Personnel Board may, if 
requested in writing by the Selectmen, or other appropriate 
authority undertake such studies, recommendations or other 
actions as specifically requested. 

It was so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 12. To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 22 of 
the Personnel and Salary Classification plan by striking therefrom the 
present Section 22 and substituting the following as a new Section 22: 

"Section 22. This by-law may be amended by vote of the Town at 
any Town Meeting. Any amendments to this by-law relating to 
wages, hours, or other conditions of employment enacted sub- 
sequent to January 1, 1970 shall not be applicable to any employee 
or group of employees covered by this by-law and represented by a 
labor organization recognized by the Town, unless: (l)The sub- 
stance of the amendment is also part of and included in a current 
collective bargaining agreement, or, (2) The amendment as enacted 
specifically states that it shall apply to such employees." 

UNDER ARTICLE 12. Selectman Gerald Lannan moved to amend 
Section 22 of the Personnel and Salary Classification plan by striking 
therefrom the present Section 22 and substituting the following as a new 
Section 22: 

"Section 22. This by-law may be amended by vote of the Town at 
any Town Meeting. Any amendments to this by-law relating to 
wages, hours, or other conditions of employment enacted sub- 
sequent to January 1 , 1970 shall not be applicable to any employee 
or group of employees covered by this by-law and represented by a 
labor organization recognized by the Town, unless: (l)The sub- 



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stance of the amendment is also part of and included in a current 
collective bargaining agreement, or, (2) The amendment as enacted 
specifically states that it shall apply to such employees." 

It was so voted, unanimously. 

* * * Selectman Howard Humphrey amended the figure in Article 7 to 

read S869.40. Said figure was voted unanimously. 

Motion for adjournment came at 10:50 P.M. until Monday, March 
30, 1970 at 7:30 P.M. in the High School Gymnasium. 



ADJOURNED ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

March 30, 1970 

Moderator Daniel J. Coughlin called the meeting to order at 7:45 
P.M.. recognizing the presence of a quorum. The meeting opened with 
Article #13. 

ARTICLE 13. To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 16 of 
the Personnel and Salary Classification Plan to increase only the period for 
accumulation of sick leave from nine (9) to twelve (12) years and from 
ninety (90) to one hundred and twenty (120) days for the accumulation 
days. This amendment shall be applicable to all employees covered by this 
by-law, including those employees represented by a labor organization 
recognized by the Town. 

UNDER ARTICLE 13. Regarding amendment to Section 16 of the 
Personnel Salary Classification Plan, accumulation of sick leave. This 
article was defeated. 

ARTICLE 14. To see if the Town will vote to accept Massachusetts 
General Law, Chapter 41, Section 100A, relating to indemnification of 
Town employees for damages while engaged in Town business and in 
Town vehicles. 

UNDER ARTICLE 14. Mr. Gerald Lannan moved the Town vote to 
accept Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 41, Section 100A, relating to 
indemnification of Town employees for damages while engaged in Town 
business and in Town vehicles. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 15. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
a certain sum of money for the purpose of purchasing five (5) new 1970 
four-door Sedans to be used by the Police Department, said purchase to be 
made under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen: or act in relation 
thereto. 



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UNDER ARTICLE 15. Mr. Howard Humphrey moved the Town vote to 
raise and appropriate the sum of $8,968.00 for the purpose of purchasing 
five (5) new 1970 four-door Sedans to be used by the Police Department, 
said purchase to be made under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 16. In the event of an affirmative vote under the above 
article, to see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
sell by good and sufficient Bill of Sale two (2) 1968 and three (3) 1969 
Police Cruisers now being used by the Police Department; or act in relation 
thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 16. Mr. Howard Humphrey moved the Town vote to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen to sell by good and sufficient Bill of Sale 
two (2) 1968 and three (3) 1969 Police Cruisers now being used by the 
Police Department. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 17. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
or transfer from available funds in the Treasury, a sum of money for 
Chapter 90 Construction on Main Street and Acton Road, or act in 
relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 17. Mr. Gerald Lannan moved the Town vote to raise 
and appropriate $57,400.00 for Chapter 90 Construction on Main Street 
and Acton Road. It was so voted. 

UNDER ARTICLE 18. Action taken March 24, 1970 meeting. 

ARTICLE 19. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
or transfer from available funds in the Treasury, a sum of money for 
Highway construction purposes in accordance with Section 4 of Chapter 
768 of the Acts of 1969. Massachusetts General Laws; or act in relation 
thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 19. Mr. Gerald Lannan moved the Town vote to 
appropriate and transfer from available funds $11,524.36 for Highway 
construction purposes in accordance with Section 4, of Chapter 768 of the 
Acts of 1969, Massachusetts General Laws. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 20. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
or transfer from available funds, a certain sum of money for the purchase 
of One Pickup Truck for the Highway Department, such purchase to be 
made under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen; or act in relation 
thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 20. Mr. Howard Humphrey moved the Town vote to 
transfer from available funds $2,258.50 for the purchase of One Pickup 
Truck for the Highway Department, such purchase to be made under 
supervision of the Board of Selectmen. It was so voted. 



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ARTICLE 21. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
or transfer from available funds, a certain sum of money for the purchase 
of One Front End Loader for the High Department, such purchase to be 
made under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen; or act in relation 
thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 21. Mr. Gerald Lannan moved the Town vote to 
appropriate and transfer from surplus funds $17,500.00 for the purchase 
of One Front End Loader for the Highway Department, such purchase to 
be made under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen; or act in rela- 
tion thereto. 

ARTICLE 22. In the event of an affirmative vote under Article 21, 
to see if the Town will authorize the Selectmen to sell by good and 
sufficient Bill of Sale, One Front End Loader being used by the Highway 
Department; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 22. Mr. Gerald Lannan moved the Town vote to 
authorize the Selectmen to sell by good and sufficient Bill of Sale, One 
Front End Loader being used by the Highway Department. It was so 
voted. 

ARTICLE 23. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
or transfer from available funds, a certain sum of money for the purchase 
of One Truck Chassis for the Highway Department, such purchase to be 
made under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen; or act in relation 
thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 23. Mr. Howard Humphrey moved the Town vote to 
appropriate and transfer from available funds $4,726.57 for the purchase 
of One Truck Chassis for the Highway Department, such purchase to be 
made under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 24. In the event of an affirmative vote under Article 23, 
to see if the Town will authorize the Selectmen to sell by good and 
sufficient Bill of Sale, One Truck Chassis being used by the Highway 
Department; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 24. Mr. Howard Humphrey moved the Town vote to 
authorize the Selectmen to sell by good and sufficient Bill of Sale, One 
Truck Chassis being used by the Highway Department. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 25. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
or transfer from available funds a certain sum of money for the purchase 
of Three (3) Dump Trucks for the Highway Department, such purchase to 
be made under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen; or act in 
relation thereto. 



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UNDER ARTICLE 25. Mr. Gerald Lannan moved the Town vote to 
appropriate and transfer from available funds $15,893.23 for the purchase 
of Three (3) Dump Trucks for the Highway Department, such purchase to 
be made under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 26. In the event of an affirmative vote under Article 25 
to see if the Town will authorize the Selectmen to sell by good and 
sufficient Bill of Sale, Three Dump Trucks being used by the Highway 
Department; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 26. Mr. Gerald Lannan moved the Town vote to see if 
the Town will authorize the Selectmen to sell by good and sufficient Bill 
of Sale, Three Dump Trucks, being used by the Highway Department. It 
was so voted. 

ARTICLE 27. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
or transfer from available funds, a certain sum of money for the purchase 
of One Sweeper Broom for the Highway Department, such purchase to be 
made under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen; or act in relation 
thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 27. Mr. Howard Humphrey moved the Town vote to 
transfer from available funds $15,258.60 for the purchase of One Sweeper 
Broom for the Highway Department, such purchase to be made under the 
supervision of the Board of Selectmen. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 28. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
or transfer from available funds, a certain sum of money for the purchase 
of Four (4) Snow Plows for the Highway Department, such purchase to be 
made under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen; or act in relation 
thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 28. Mr. Gerald Lannan moved the Town vote to raise 
and appropriate $2,606.80 for the purchase of Four (4) Snow Plows for 
the Highway Department, such purchase to be made under the supervision 
of the Board of Selectmen. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 29. In the event of an affirmative vote under Article 28 
to see if the Town will authorize the Selectmen to sell by good and 
sufficient Bill of Sale, 4 Snow Plows being used by the Highway 
Department; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 29. Regarding sale of four snow plows. This article 
was dismissed. 

ARTICLE 30. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, 
or transfer from available funds a certain sum of money, for the purpose 
of constructing and originally equipping and furnishing a fire station at 



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West Chelmsford on land now owned by the Town; or act in relation 
thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 30. Mr. Howard Humphrey moved the Town appro- 
priate and transfer from surplus funds $90,000.00 for the purpose of 
constructing and originally equipping and furnishing a fire station at West 
Chelmsford on land now owned by the Town. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 3 1 . In the event of an affirmative vote of the preceding 
article, to see if the Town will vote to appoint a West Chelmsford Fire 
Station building Committee and authorize it to proceed with the 
construction of said project and to enter into all necessary and proper 
contracts and agreements in respect thereto and to do all other acts 
necessary for constructing said project; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 31. Mr. Howard Humphrey moved the Town vote to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen to appoint a West Chelmsford Fire 
Station Building Committee and authorize it to proceed with the 
construction of said project and to enter into all necessary and proper 
contracts and agreements in respect thereto and to do all other acts 
necessary for constructing said project. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 32. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
or transfer from available funds a certain sum of money for the purchase 
of a new Motor for a 1958 Maxim Fire Engine for the Fire Department, 
such purchase to be made under the supervision of the Board of 
Selectmen; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 32. Mr. Gerald Lannan moved the Town vote to 
appropriate and transfer from the Fire Equipment Fund $6,150.00 for the 
purchase of a new Motor for a 1958 Maxim Fire Engine for the Fire 
Department, such purchase to be made under the supervision of the Board 
of Selectmen. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 33. To see if the Town will vote to amend the 
Chelmsford Zoning Bylaws by the following: 

A. LANDSCAPING AND SCREENING 

Add Section XIII, Landscaping and Screening, to read as follows: 

"Section XIII Landscaping and Screening 

13.1 Parking lots for 10 or more cars shall contain or be bordered 
within 5 feet by at least one tree per 10 cars. Trees are to be of 2" 
diameter or larger and if located within the parking area, to be planted in 
curbed soil plots allowing not less than 40 square feet of unpaved soil area 
per tree. 



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13.2 All banks exceeding 15 degrees in slope shall be either retained 
with a non-bituminous retaining wall, or covered with loam to a depth of 
four inches and planted with vegetative cover sufficient to prevent erosion. 

13.3 All outdoor sales display areas, and all commercial outdoor 
amusements shall be effectively obscured from view from any adjacent 
residential use or district by densely planted trees, or shrubs 3 feet or more 
in height, or be equivalently obscured by a greater depth of natural 
vegetation. Parking areas for ten or more cars, contractors' yards, open 
storage, earth removal, and loading or service yards shall be similarly 
screened from any adjacent residential district or use and from any public 
way from which they would otherwise be visible. 

13.4 No offstreet parking or loading areas in excess of 400 square 
feet shall be located within 15 feet of a street line." 

UNDER ARTICLE 33. Mr. Thomas St. Germain moved the Town vote to 
amend the Chelmsford Zoning By-law by adding the following: 

A. LANDSCAPING AND SCREENING 

Add Section XIII, Landscaping and Screening, to read as follows: 

"Section XIII Landscaping and Screening. 

13.1 Parking lots for 10 or more cars shall contain or be bordered 
within 5 feet by at least one tree per 10 cars. Trees are to be of 2" 
diameter or larger and if located within the parking area, to be planted in 
curbed soil plots allowing not less than 40 square feet of unpaved soil area 
per tree. 

13.2 All banks exceeding 15 degrees in slope shall be either retained 
with a non-bituminous retaining wall, or covered with loam to a depth of 
four inches and planted with vegetative cover sufficient to prevent erosion. 

13.3 All outdoor sales display areas, and all commercial outdoor 
amusements shall be effectively obscured from view from any adjacent 
residential use or district by densely planted trees, or shrubs 3 feet or more 
in height, or be equivalently obscured by a greater depth of natural 
vegetation. Parking areas for ten or more cars, contractors' yards, open 
storage, earth removal, and loading or service yards shall be similarly 
screened from any adjacent residential district or use and from any public 
way from which they would otherwise be visible. 

13.4 No offstreet parking or loading areas in excess of 400 square 
feet shall be located within 15 feet of a street line." 

It was so voted, unanimously. 



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ARTICLE 34. To see if the Town will vote to amend the zoning 
bylaw as follows: 

A. SPECIAL PERMIT CRITERIA 

Delete the present Section 1 1.1.2 and substitute the following: 

"11.1.2 Special Permits — To hear and decide applications for 
special permits for exceptions as provided in this bylaw, subject to 
any general or specific rules therein contained, and subject to 
appropriate conditions or safeguards imposed by the Board. Special 
Permits shall normally be granted where specific provisions of this 
Bylaw are met, except when particulars of the location or use, not 
generally true of the District or of the uses permitted in it, would 
cause granting of such permit to be to the detriment of the public 
interest because: 

a) it appears that the performance standards of Section VII or 
other requirements of this bylaw cannot be or will not be met, or 

b) traffic generated or patterns of access and egress would 
cause congestion, hazard, or substantial change in established 
neighborhood character, or 

c) the continued operation of or the development of adjacent 
uses as permitted in the Zoning Bylaw would be adversely affected 
by the nature of the proposed use, or 

d) nuisance or hazard would be created, or 

e) for other reasons, the specific proposal derogates from the 
intent and purpose of this bylaw." 

B. SWIMMING POOL FENCING 

1 . Delete the first paragraph of Section XII and insert the following: 

"1. Every outdoor swimming pool shall be completely surrounded 
all times, whether or not the same shall be filled with water, by a fence or 
wall not less than four feet in height, unless the pool wall itself is four feet 
or more above grade at all points." 

2. Add the following sentence at the end of Section XII-2: 

"Entrances, such as swing-up ladders, to all pools four feet or higher 
or pools with surrounding elevated decks shall be locked in an upright 
position at least four feet above grade when the pool is not in use." 



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C. DRIVE-IN RESTAURANTS 

1 . Amend Section II— Definitions by deleting the definition of 
"Drive-In Restaurant"; and delete definition of "Restaurant" and 
substitute the following: 

"Restaurant, a structure for indoor sale and consumption of 
meals. Does not include "Drive-Ins." No food to be consumed on 
the premises outside of a building except at tables out of sight of 
any public way. 

D. SIGNS 

1 . Revise the definition "Sign" to read as follows: 

"Sign — Any device designed to inform or attract the attention 
of persons not on the premises on which the device is located, 
including any building surfaces other than windows which are 
internally illuminated or decorated with gaseous tube or other 
light. The following, however, shall not be considered signs 
within the context of this bylaw: 

a) flags and insignia of any government except when 
displayed in connection with commercial 
promotion, 

b) legal notices, or informational signs erected or 
required by government bodies, 

c) temporary signs erected for a charitable or reli- 
gious cause, 

d) temporary signs inside display windows, covering 
not more than 30 per cent of window area, 
illuminated by building illumination only, 

e) standard gasoline pumps bearing thereon in usual 
size and form the name, type, and price of 
gasoline, 

f) integral decorative or architectural features of a 
building, except letters, trademarks, moving parts, 
or parts internally illuminated or decorated with 
gaseous tube or other lights." 

2. Revise the definition "Sign, area of ..." to read as follows: 

"Sign, area of — The entire display area of the sign including 
all of the elements of the matter displayed. One side only of 
signs with faces at 180 degrees to each other shall be counted. 
Frames and structural members not bearing advertising matter 
shall not be included in computation of sign area unless those 
elements are internally or decora tively lighted." 



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3. BILLBOARDS 

a. Insert a new Section 9.1 .3 in SECTION IX - SIGNS, to 
read as follows: 

"9.1.3 No non-accessory sign or billboard shall be 
allowed except that the Board of Appeals may grant a 
Special Permit for an exception to allow a directional 
sign of not more than eight feet in any dimension, to be 
erected in a commercial or industrial district. 

b. Add the following definitions to SECTION II 
DEFINITIONS: 

"Sign, Accessory — A sign whose subject matter relates 
exclusively to the premises on which it is located, or to 
products, accommodations, services or activities on the 
premises." 

"Sign, Non-accessory — Any billboard or sign not an 
accessory sign." 

or act in relation thereto. 

E. HEIGHT 

Revise Section II — Definitions by deleting the present definition of 
Building Height, substituting the following: 

"BUILDING HEIGHT - The vertical distance measured from the 
average elevation of the finished grade at the front of the building to 
the highest point of the roof for flat roofs, to the deck line of 
mansard roofs, and to the mean height between eaves and ridge for 
gable, hip and gambrel roofs; provided that no face of the building 
measured from its lowest to its highest point shall exceed the 
building height by more than 15 feet. 

F. HOME OCCUPATIONS 

Amend Section I of the Chelmsford Zoning Bylaw by revising the 
definition of "Home Occupation," inserting the following immediately 
after "(4) No offensive noise . . . shall be produced": 

"(5) Sufficient space shall be provided so that all parking is 
accommodated off-street, but not more than 2 spaces within any 
required yard, and not occupying more than 40% of lot area." 

or act in relation thereto. 



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UNDER ARTICLE 34. Mr. Thomas St. Germain moved the Town vote to 
amend the Chelmsford Zoning By-law by adding the following: 

A. SPECIAL PERMIT CRITERIA 

Delete the present Section 1 1.1.2 and substitute the following: 

"11.1.2 Special Permits — To hear and decide applications for 
special permits for exceptions as provided in this by-law, subject to 
any general or specific rules therein contained, and subject to 
appropriate conditions or safeguards imposed by the Board. Special 
Permits shall normally be granted where specific provisions of this 
by-law are met, except when particulars of the location or use, not 
generally true of the District or of the uses permitted in it, would 
cause granting of such permit to be to the detriment of the public 
interest because: 

a) it appears that the performance standards of Section VII or 
other requirements of this by-law cannot be or will not be met, or 

b) traffic generated or patterns of access and egress would 
cause congestion, hazard, or substantial change in established 
neighborhood character, or 

c) the continued operation of or the development of adjacent 
uses as permitted in the Zoning By-law would be adversely affected 
by the nature of the proposed use, or 

d) nuisance or hazard would be created, or 

e) for other reasons, the specific proposal derogates from the 
intent and purpose of this by-law." 

It was so voted, unanimously. 

B. SWIMMING POOL FENCING 

Regarding swimming pool fencing. Both motion and amendment 
were defeated. 

C. DRIVE-IN RESTAURANTS 

1. Amend Section II— Definitions by deleting the definition of 
"Drive-In Restaurant"; and delete definition of "Restaurant" and 
substitute the following: 

"Restaurant, a structure for indoor sale and consumption of 
meals. Does not include "Drive-Ins". No food to be consumed on 



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the premises outside of a building except at tables out of sight of 
any public way. 

It was so voted, unanimously. 

D. SIGNS 

1 . Revise the definition "Sign" to read as follows: 

"Sign — Any device designed to inform or attract the attention 
of persons not on the premises on which the device is located, 
including any building surfaces other than windows which are 
internally illuminated or decorated with gaseous tube or other 
light. The following, however, shall not be considered signs 
within the context of this by-law: 

a) flags and insignia of any government except when 
displayed in connection with commercial promo- 
tion, 

b) legal notices, or information signs erected or 
required by government bodies, 

c) temporary signs erected for a charitable or reli- 
gious cause, 

d) temporary signs inside display windows, covering 
not more than 30 per cent of window area, 
illuminated by building illumination only, 

e) standard gasoline pumps bearing thereon in usual 
size and form the name, type, and price of 
gasoline, 

f) integral decorative or architectural features of a 
building, except letters, trademarks, moving parts, 
or parts internally illuminated or decorated with 
gaseous tube or other lights." 

2. Revise the definition "Sign, area of ..." to read as follows: 

"Sign, area of — The entire display area of the sign including 
all of the elements of the matter displayed. One side only of 
signs with faces at 180 degrees to each other shall be counted. 
Frames and structural members not bearing advertising matter 
shall not be included in computation of sign area unless those 
elements are internally or decoratively lighted." 

3. BILLBOARDS 

a. Insert a new Section 9.1 .3 in SECTION IX - SIGNS, to 
read as follows: 



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"9.1.3 No non-accessory sign or billboard shall be 
allowed except that the Board of Appeals may grant a 
Special Permit for an exception to allow a directional 
sign of not more than eight feet in any dimension, to be 
erected in a commercial or industrial district. 

b. Add the following definitions to SECTION II - 
DEFINITIONS: 

"Sign, Accessory — A sign whose subject matter relates 
exclusively to the premises on which it is located, or to 
products, accommodations, services or activities on the 
premises." 

"Sign, Non-accessory — Any billboard or sign not an 
accessory sign." 

It was so voted, unanimously. 

E. HEIGHT 

Revise Section II — Definitions by deleting the present definition of 
Building Height, substituting the following: 

BUILDING HEIGHT — The vertical distance measured from the 
average elevation of the finished grade at the front of the building to 
the highest point of the roof for flat roofs, to the deck line of 
mansard roofs, and to the mean height between eaves and ridge for 
gable, hip and gambrel roofs, provided that no face of the building 
measured from its lowest point shall exceed the building height by 
more than 15 feet. 

It was so voted, unanimously. 

F. HOME OCCUPATIONS 

Amend Section I of the Chelmsford Zoning By-law by revising the 
definition of "Home Occupation," inserting the following immediately 
after "(4) No offensive noise . . . shall be produced": 

"(5) Sufficient space shall be provided so that all parking is 
accommodated off-street, but not more than 2 spaces within any 
required yard, and not occupying more than 40% of lot area." 

It was so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 35. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning 
By-law as follows: 



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1. Amend Section 3.1, Establishment of Districts by inserting 
"Apartment Residence District RM" following "Single Residence District 
RB." 

2. Amend Section 5.3, Use Regulations Schedule, by inserting a new 
column to the right of the RB column, headed "RM", with entries 
identical to those of the RB column, except that at "Apartment House" 
the RM column shall read "P." 

3. Amend Section 5.5, Intensity of Use Schedule, by inserting a new 
column headed "RM" to the right of the RB column, with entries identical 
to those of the RB column, except that at "Area (1000 s.f.)" the RM 
column shall read "40g", and at "Landscaped Open Space" the RM 
column shall read "2,000 s.f./dwelling unit;" and by adding the following 
footnote: 

"g — For apartment houses, not less than 40,000 sq. ft. for the first 
dwelling unit plus 3,000 sq. ft. per additional dwelling unit;" 

and by adding "except that apartments shall be governed by the 
requirements of the RM District" at the end of footnote b, and by deleting 
the note "For apartment houses, 30,000 sq. ft. . . . family accom- 
modated." 

4. Amend Section 6.3, Parking Requirements, by revising Section 
6.3.6 to read as follows: 

"Dwellings: Two spaces per dwelling unit." 

5. Insert a new SECTION VIII, to read as follows: 
"SECTION VIII APARTMENT SITE PLAN APPROVAL 

8.1 Applications for a Building Permit for an apartment shall be 
accompanied by three copies of a proposed site plan prepared by a 
registered Architect, Landscape Architect, or Engineer, snowing the 
boundaries of the lot, proposed structures, drives, parking, landscaping, 
screening, and drainage, and by a ground floor plan and elevations of all 
proposed buildings, prepared by a registered Architect. Immediately upon 
their receipt, two copies of these plans shall be forwarded by the Building 
Inspector to the Planning Board for their approval. No permit shall be 
issued by the Building Inspector unless the site plan is approved by the 
Planning Board or unless 45 days have elapsed since forwarding such plans 
without receipt of notice of Planning Board action. 

8.2 The Planning Board shall approve a site plan only upon 
determination of the following: 



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8.2.1 Internal circulation and egress are such that traffic 
safety is protected, and access via minor streets servicing single-family 
homes is minimized. 

8.2.2 Visibility of parking areas from public ways is mini- 
mized. 

8.2.3 Adequate access to each structure for fire and service 
equipment is provided. 

8.2.4 Utilities and drainage in the vicinity either are or will be 
made adequate. 

8.2.5 Lighting of parking areas avoids glare on adjoining 
properties. 

8.2.6 Major topographic changes or removal of existing trees 
are minimized. 

8.2.7 Effective use is made of topography, landscaping, 
building placement, and building design to maintain, to the degree feasible, 
the character of the neighborhood. 

8.2.8 All other requirements of the zoning by-law have been 
satisfied." 

6. Amend SECTION II, DEFINITIONS, by inserting the following 
definition at its appropriate alphabetical location: 

"Dwelling Unit: Living quarters for a single family plus not more 
than two boarders or lodgers, with cooking, living, sanitary and 
sleeping facilities independent of any other unit." 

or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 35. Mr. Thomas St. Germain moved the Town vote to 
amend the Zoning By-law by making the following amendments: 

1. Amend Section 3.1, Establishment of Districts by inserting 
"Apartment Residence District RM" following "Single Residence District 
RB." 

2. Amend Section 5.3, Use Regulations Schedule, by inserting a new 
column to the right of the RB column, headed "RM", with entries 
identical to those of the RB column, except that at "Apartment House" 
the RM column shall read "P". 

3. Amend Section 5.5, Intensity of Use Schedule, by inserting a new 
column headed "RM" to the right of the RB column, with entries identical 



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to those of the RB column, except that at "Area (1000 s.f.)" the RM 
column shall read "40g", and at "Landscaped Open Space" the RM 
column shall read "2,000 s.f. dwelling unit;" and by adding the following 
footnote: 

"g — For apartment houses, not less than 80,000 sq. ft. for the first 
dwelling unit plus 3,000 sq. ft. per additional dwelling unit," and by 
adding "except that apartments shall be governed by the requirements of 
the RM District: at the end of footnote b, and by deleting the note "For 
apartment houses, 30,000 sq. ft. . . . family accommodated." 

4. Amend Section 6.3, Parking Requirements, by revising Section 
6.3.6 to read as follows: 

"Dwellings: Two spaces per dwelling unit." 

5. Insert a new SECTION VIII, to read as follows: 
"SECTION VIII APARTMENT SITE PLAN APPROVAL 

8.1 Applications for a Building Permit must be accompanied by a 
performance bond, for an apartment shall be accompanied by three copies 
of a proposed site plan prepared by a registered Architect, Landscape 
Architect, or registered professional Engineer, showing boundaries of the 
lot, proposed structures, drives, parking, landscaping, screening, and 
drainage, and by a ground floor plan and elevations of all proposed 
buildings, prepared by a registered Architect. Immediately upon their 
receipt, two copies of these plans shall be forwarded by the Building 
Inspector to the Planning Board for their approval. No permit shall be 
issued by the Building Inspector unless the site plan is approved by the 
Planning Board or unless 45 days have elapsed since forwarding such plans 
without receipt of notice of Planning Board action. 

8.2 The Planning Board shall approve a site plan only upon 
determination of the following: 

8.2.1 Internal circulation and egress are such that traffic 
safety is protected, and access via minor streets servicing single-family 
homes is minimized. 

8.2.2 Visibility of parking areas from public ways is mini- 
mized. 

8.2.3 Adequate access to each structure for fire and service 
equipment is provided. 

8.2.4. Utilities and drainage in the vicinity either are or will be 
made adequate. 



properties. 



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8.2.5 Lighting of parking areas avoids glare on adjoining 

8.2.6 Major topographic changes or removal of existing trees 



are minimized. 

8.2.7 Effective use is made of topography, landscaping, 
building placement, and building design to maintain, to the degree feasible, 
the character of the neighborhood. 

8.2.8 All other requirements of the zoning by-law have been 
satisfied." 

6. Amend SECTION II, DEFINITIONS, by inserting the following 
definition at its appropriate alphabetical location: 

"Dwelling Unit: Living quarters for a single family plus not more 
than two boarders or lodgers, with cooking, living, sanitary and 
sleeping facilities independent of any other unit. 

It was voted unanimously, as amended. 

ARTICLE 35. To see if the Town will vote to amend the 
Chelmsford Zoning By-Laws as follows: to change from RB (Single 
Residence) District to IA (Limited Industrial) District the following 
described and bounded parcel of land: 

Beginning at a point on the Northwesterly side of Groton 
Road at land of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and at land of 
T. W. Sugden Co., Inc.; thence, N. 71° 30' 58" W. 223.21 feet to a. 
point by land of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; thence N. 
41° 28' 23" W. 523.77 feet still by said Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts land; thence, N. 77° 18' 23" W. 676.33 feet still by 
said Commonwealth of Massachusetts land; thence, running North- 
erly 1,075 feet, more or less, to the Southerly boundary of the 
existing IB (General Industry) District; thence, turning and running 
Easterly 2,200 feet, more or less, to the said IB (General Industry) 
District; to a point on the Southeasterly bound of land owned by 
Lowell Sportsman's Club shown as Lot 32 on Assessor's Plat No. 67; 
thence, turning and running Southeasterly by said Lowell Sports- 
man's Club land 1 ,350 feet, more or less, to the most Northwesterly 
corner of land, now or formerly, of Raymond and Nancy Spence; 
thence, turning and running Southerly by land of said Spence, land 
of T. W. Sugden Co., Inc., and land of John and Sandra Beaupre, 
now or formerly, to a point on land of Fred L. Grant, now or 
formerly, which point is 300 feet from the Northwesterly side of 
said Groton Road; thence turning and running Southwesterly by a 
line 300 feet Northwesterly of and parallel to said Groton Road 



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1 ,425 feet, more or less, to a point on the Southwesterly bound of 
land of John and Helen Knox; thence turning and running 
Southeasterly by said Knox land and by land of T. W. Sugden Co., 
Inc., 300 feet to the Northwesterly side of said Groton Road; thence 
turning and running Southwesterly by the Northwesterly side of 
Groton Road 130 feet, more or less, to the point of beginning. 

UNDER ARTICLE 35. Regarding amendment of zoning by-law to change 
RB (Single Residence) District to IA (Limited Industrial) on Groton Road. 

This motion was defeated. 

At 10:45 P.M. Selectman Howard Humphrey moved adjournment until 
Monday night, April 6, 1970 at 7:30 P.M. at the High School Gymnasium. 



ADJOURNED ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 



MONDAY, APRIL 6, 1970 



Moderator Daniel J. Coughlin called the meeting to order in the High 
School Gymnasium at 7:45 P.M. recognizing the presence of a quorum. 
The business of the evening began with Article #36. 

ARTICLE 36. To see if the Town will vote to amend the 
Chelmsford Zoning By-Laws as follows: To change from RB (Single 
Residence) District to CB (Roadside Commercial) District the following 
described and bounded parcel of land situated on the southerly side of 
Littleton Road and the westerly and northerly sides of Hunt Road: The 
portion of the land sought to be re-zoned is described as follows: begin- 
ning at a point at the intersection of the southerly side of Littleton Road 
with the westerly side of Hunt Road; thence running southwesterly by the 
southerly side of said Littleton Road 1,644.85 feet to a stone bound at the 
end of a stone wall; thence turning southerly and running 300 feet; thence 
turning and running northeasterly on a line parallel to the southerly side of 
said Littleton Road 1,525 feet, more or less, to a point on the westerly 
side of said Hunt Road; thence turning and running by the westerly side of 
said Hunt Road 300 feet, more or less, to the point of beginning. 

UNDER ARTICLE 36. On a motion of Mr. George Psiros regarding 
change from single residence RB to roadside commercial CB District on 
Littleton Road. This motion failed unanimously. 

ARTICLE 37. To see if the Town will vote to amend the 
Chelmsford Zoning By-Laws as follows: To change from General Resi- 



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dence RB to Commercial CB District the following described and bounded 
parcel of land with buildings thereon situated on the easterly side of 
Gorham Street bounded as follows: Westerly by 414.95 feet, Southerly 
by 124.20 feet, Easterly 110 feet. Again Southerly by 275.80 feet, then 
Easterly by 394 feet (+ or -), then Northerly by 240 feet; Westerly 1 13 
feet and again Northerly by 160 feet. 

UNDER ARTICLE 37. Mr. John Carragher withdrew the motion. No 
action was taken. 

ARTICLE 38. To see if the Town will vote to amend the 
Chelmsford Zoning By-Law as follows: To change Section 5.3, Use 
Regulations Schedule to make a Business Office (as defined in Section 2.1) 
a permitted use in a CA (Neighborhood Commercial) District. 

UNDER ARTICLE 38. Mr. Daniel J. Horgan moved by-law change 
regarding use regulations. This motion was defeated. 

ARTICLE 39. To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 
10.2.1. of the Zoning By-Law entitled Earth Removal by deleting the 
present section and inserting the following: The application shall be 
accompanied by a plan of land, showing existing grade area of fill, area of 
cut, and area to be left as natural ground done by registered civil engineers 
and surveyors in the area from which above material is to be removed and 
in surrounding areas. After operation is completed he shall again have 
registered civil engineers and surveyors show plan of land with cross 
section, and finished grades. At this time the Town Engineer with the 
Building Inspector will check out final plan of land. During the removal 
operation the Board of Appeals shall designate how often the Building 
Inspector shall make periodic inspections. Bench marks shall be on both 
plans of land. The plans of land should be sent to the Building Inspector. 

UNDER ARTICLE 39. Mr. Daniel Horgan moved the Town vote to 
amend Section 10.2.1 of the Zoning By-Law entitled Earth Removal by 
deleting the present Section and inserting the following: The application 
shall be accompanied by a plan of land, showing existing grade area of fill, 
area of cut, and area to be left as natural ground done by registered civil 
engineers and surveyors in the area from which above material is to be 
removed and in surrounding areas. After operation is completed the 
applicant shall again have registered civil engineers and surveyors show 
plan of land with cross section, and finished grades. At this time the Town 
Engineer with the Building Inspector will check out final plan of land. 
During the removal operation the Board of Appeals shall designate how 
often the Building Inspector shall make periodic inspections. Bench marks 
shall be on both plans of land. The plans of land should be sent to the 
Building Inspector. It was so voted, unanimously. 



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ARTICLE 40. To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 10.4.2 
of the Zoning By-Law by deleting the present section and inserting the 
following: All boulders larger than 1/2 cubic yard and all tree trunks, and 
brush accumulation shall be removed, or buried, before continuing. 

UNDER ARTICLE 40. Mr. Daniel Horgan moved the Town vote to 
amend Section 10.4.2 of the Zoning By-Law entitled Earth Removal by 
deleting the present Section and inserting the following: All boulders 
larger than 1/2 cubic yard and all tree trunks and brush accumulation shall 
be removed, or buried, before continuing. 

A hand vote was taken: YES 463 NO 8 It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 41. To see if the Town will vote to continue the Library 
Needs Committee; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 41 . Mr. Thomas Thorstensen moved the Town vote to 
continue the Library Needs Committee. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 42. In the event of an affirmative vote on the previous 
article, to see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer 
from available' funds a certain sum to be used for expenses in relation to 
the preparation of final plans for a new library building; or act in relation 
thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 42. Mr. Thomas Thorstensen moved the Town vote to 
raise and appropriate the sum of $5,000.00 to be used for expenses in 
relationship to the preparation of preliminary plans for a new library 
building. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 43. To see if the Town will vote to accept Ward Way as 
laid out by the Board of Selectmen and shown by their reports and plans 
duly filed in the Office of the Town Clerk and to raise and appropriate or 
transfer from available funds a certain sum of money for the purpose of 
reconstructing Ward Way, or act in relation thereto, providing all 
construction of same meets with the requirements of the Board of 
Selectmen and subject to the withholding of any remaining bonds until 
said requirements have been met. 

UNDER ARTICLE 43. Mr. George Marinel moved the Town vote to 
accept Ward Way as laid out by the Board of Selectmen and shown by 
their reports and plans duly filed in the Office of the Town Clerk with no 
money to be appropriated. After considerable debate a hand vote was 
taken. 

YES 371 NO 119 Motion carried. 

ARTICLE 44. To see if the Town will vote to continue the Library 
Needs Committee; or act in relation thereto. 



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UNDER ARTICLE 44. Mr. Thomas Thorstensen moved withdrawal. No 
action was taken. 

ARTICLE 45. In the event of an affirmative vote on the previous 
article, to see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a certain sum 
to be used for expenses in relation to the preparation of final plans for a 
new library building; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 45. Mr. Thomas Thorstensen moved to withdraw. No 
action was taken. 

ARTICLE 46. To see if the Town will vote to consider changes in 
the Town of Chelmsford Zoning By-Law and its accompaning map in a 
manner described as follows: To change from General Residence RC 
District to Roadside Commerical CB District the following described and 
bounded parcel of land on the Southerly side of Chelmsford Street; to wit: 

NORTHEASTERLY: By Watt Terrace, so-called, and the existing CC 
District; 

SOUTHEASTERLY: By land of the New York, New Haven and 
Hartford Railroad; 

WESTERLY: By land now or formerly of John J. Polewarczyk; 

SOUTHERLY: By said land now or formerly of John J. Pole- 

warczyk; 

WESTERLY: By land now or formerly of George 0. Brown and 

Lucy W. Brown; and 

NORTHWESTERLY: by the Southerly line of said Chelmsford 

or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 46. Mr. Charles E. Watt moved to change general 
residence RC District to Roadside Commercial CB District on Chelmsford 
Street. This motion was defeated. 

ARTICLE 47. To see if the Town will vote to amend the 
Chelmsford Zoning By-Law as follows: To change from General Resi- 
dence RC^District to Roadside Commercial CB District the following 
described and bounded parcel of land on the Southerly side of Chelmsford 
Street; Northeasterly by Watt Terrace, so-called, and the existing CC 
District; Southeasterly by land of the New York, New Haven and Hartford 
Railroad; Westerly by land now or formerly of John J. Polewarczyk; 
Westerly by land now or formerly of George 0. Brown and Lucy W. 
Brown; and Northwesterly by the Southerly line of said Chelmsford 
Street. 



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UNDER ARTICLE 47. Mr. Charles E. Watt moved to withdraw. No 
action was taken. 

ARTICLE 48. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning 
By-Law and its accompanying map by re-zoning from Residential District 
(Single Residence-RB) to a Commercial District (Shopping Center— CC) 
specifying as follows: That under the present Zoning By-Law and Zoning 
map covering the land of the Petitioners it is zoned as a Commercial 
District (Shopping Center-CC) now called East Gate Plaza, and that the 
Westerly boundary line of said East Gate Plaza be extended two hundred 
feet still Westerly to Evergreen Street, said area being more particularly 
described as follows: Beginning at the Southerly corner of Evergreen 
Street and Chelmsford Streets and continuing Northwesterly along said 
Evergreen Street for a distance of 400 feet, more or less, to a point of land 
now or formerly of J. Sousa; thence turning in a Northeasterly direction 
along land of said J. Sousa, in three courses for a distance of 200 feet, 
more or less, to land of the Petitioners'; thence turning in a Southeasterly 
direction along land of said Petitioners', for a distance of 470 feet, more or 
less, to said Chelmsford Street; and thence turning in a Southwesterly 
direction along said Chelmsford Street for a distance of 200 feet, more or 
less, to the point of beginning. Being also the same premises bounded on 
the Northeasterly side by said East Gate Plaza; on the Southeasterly side 
by said Chelmsford Street; on the Southwesterly side by said Evergreen 
Street; and on the Northwesterly side by said land of J. Sousa. 

UNDER ARTICLE 48. Regarding change from RB District to commercial 
district shopping center on Chelmsford Street, Eastgate Plaza area, 
Attorney George Leahey moved to withdraw. No action was taken. 

ARTICLE 49. To see if the Town will vote to amend the 
Chelmsford Zoning By-Laws as follows: To change from RC (General 
Residence) to CA (Neighborhood Commercial) District the following 
described parcel of land situated on the north by the southerly side of 
Chelmsford Street, on the east by Watt Terrace, on the south by the 
northerly bound of the present IA (Limited Industrial) District, and on the 
west by a line 200 feet west of Maple Street. 

UNDER ARTICLE 49. Mr. Henrick Johnson moved the Town vote to 
amend the zoning by-law and its accompanying map as follows: To 
change from RC (General Residence) to CA (Neighborhood Commercial) 
District the following described parcel of land situated on the north by the 
southerly side of Chelmsford Street, on the east by Watt Terrace, on the 
south by the northerly bound of the present IA (Limited Industrial) 
District, and on the west by a line 200 feet west of Maple Street. 

A hand vote was taken: YES 450 NO 32 Motion carried. 



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ARTICLE 50. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board 
of Assessors, after securing formal bids, to engage the services of an 
established and accredited municipal appraisal firm to make an expeditious 
and orderly appraisal of all the real estate and certain personal property 
within the Town of Chelmsford and to raise and appropriate, or transfer 
from available funds a sum of money for the purpose of defraying the cost 
of such appraisal; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 50. Mr. Robert Sullivan moved the Town vote to 
authorize the Board of Assessors, after securing formal bids, to engage the 
services of an established and accredited municipal appraisal firm to make 
an expeditious and orderly appraisal of all the real estate and certain 
personal property within the Town of Chelmsford, and to raise and 
appropriate $130,000.00 for the purpose of defraying the cost of such 
appraisal. 

A hand vote was taken: YES 254 NO 230 Motion carried. 

ARTICLE 5 1 . To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
or transfer from available funds a certain sum of money to the 
Conservation Fund to be used for conservation purposes in accordance 
with Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 132 A, Section 8-C, as amended, 
said sum to be used to purchase the land bounded and described as 
follows: Land containing seventeen (17) acres more or less located on the 
westerly side of Dunstable Road in Chelmsford and being land now or 
formerly owned by Cyril Trubey, or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 51. Mr. Edmond Polubinski moved the Town vote to 
raise and appropriate the sum of $18,800.00 for the Conservation Fund to 
be used for conservation purposes in accordance with Massachusetts 
General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 8-C, as amended, said sum to be used 
to purchase the land bounded and described as follows: Land containing 
seventeen (17) acres more or less located on the westerly side of Dunstable 
Road in Chelmsford and being land now or formerly owned by Cyril 
Trubey. It was so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 52. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
or transfer from available funds a certain sum of money for application to 
the Conservation Fund or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 52. Regarding money for conservation funds. Mr. 
Edmund Polubinsky moved withdrawal. No action was taken. 

The meeting adjourned at 10:45 P.M. to meet April 13, 1970 in the High 
School Gymnasium at 7:30 P.M. 



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ADJOURNED ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 



MONDAY, APRIL 13, 1970 



Moderator Daniel J. Coughlin, Jr. called the meeting to order in the 
High School Gymnasium at 7:45 P.M. recognizing the presence of a 
quorum. The meeting then adjourned to the High School Auditorium. The 
business of the evening began with Article 53. 

ARTICLE 53. To see if the Town will vote under Massachusetts 
General Laws, (Ter. Ed.) Chapter 121B, Section 3, as amended, to 
establish a Housing Authority, and in that connection, to make any and all 
determinations and declarations being necessary and desirable, or take any 
action in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 53. Mr. Howard Humphrey moved that the Town vote 
the following: Where there exists in the Town of Chelmsford a shortage of 
safe and sanitary dwellings for elderly persons of low income at rentals 
which they can afford; and that WHEREAS it is determined that a 
Housing Authority is needed for the provision of housing for elderly 
persons of low income; NOW THEREFORE, it is hereby VOTED: That 
the Chelmsford Housing Authority shall be organized and established 
under the provisions of the Massachusetts General Laws (Ter. Ed.) Chapter 
12 IB, Section 3, and acts in amendment thereof and in addition thereto. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 54. In the event of an affirmative vote on the preceding 
article, to see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, or transfer 
from available funds a certain sum, said sum to be used as an Expense 
Account for the Chelmsford Housing Authority, or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 54. Mr. Howard Humphrey moved the Town vote to 
raise and appropriate $1,500.00 to be used for expenses for the 
Chelmsford Housing Authority for the elderly. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 55. To see if the Town will vote to increase the 
membership of the Chelmsford Board of Selectmen from three to five 
members to be elected as follows: 

1971 two members to be elected for a three year term and one member to 
be elected for a two year term. 

1972 one member to be elected for a three year term. 

1973 two members to be elected for a three year term. 

1974 two members to be elected for a three year term. 

1975 the 1-2-2 system to continue and to begin a new cycle, in accordance 
with the General Laws of Massachusetts, Chapter 39, Section 10 and 
Chapter 41 , Section 2, or take any other action relative thereto. 



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UNDER ARTICLE 55. Mr. Robert Stallard moved the Town petition to 
increase the membership of the Chelmsford Board of Selectmen from 
three to five members as follows: 

1971 two members to be elected for a three year term and one member to 
be elected for a two year term. 

1972 one member to be elected for a three year term. 

1973 two members to be elected for a three year term. 

1974 two members to be elected for a three year term. 

1975 the 1-2-2 system to continue and to begin a new cycle, in accordance 
with the General Laws of Massachusetts, Chapter 39, Section 10 and 
Chapter 4 1 , Section 2, 

It was so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 56. To see if the Town will vote to accept a certain sum 
of money from the Chelmsford Land Conservation Trust, said sum to be 
the difference between damages awarded the Trust at the Annual Town 
Meeting 1969 and actual damages experienced by the Trust. 

UNDER ARTICLE 56. Mr. Richard McDermott moved the Town vote to 
accept the sum of $276.35 from the Chelmsford Land Conservation Trust. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 57. To see if the Town will vote to change the name of 
Martha Street to Peter V. Blazonis Street, in honor of a Serviceman who 
was killed in Vietnam, or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 57. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved the Town vote to 
change the name of Martha Street to Peter V. Blazonis Street. It was so 
voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 58. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
or transfer from available funds, the sum of $1,000 to be used by the 
Town of Chelmsford's Celebration Committee in conjunction with the 
Fourth of July Celebration 1970, with the proper approval of the Board of 
Selectmen; or to act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 58. Mr. Nelson Hebert moved the Town vote to raise 
and appropriate the sum of $1,000.00 to be used by the Town of 
Chelmsford's Celebration Committee in conjunction with the Fourth of 
July Celebration 1970, with the proper approval of the Board of 
Selectman. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 59. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
or transfer from available funds the sum of a certain sum of money for the 
purpose of Purchasing and Installing a suitable Monument on the Center 
Common to honor servicemen who have been on duty in Korea and South 
Vietnam, or act in relation thereto. 



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UNDER ARTICLE 59. Regarding monument on Center Common to 
honor servicemen on duty in Korea and South Vietnam, Mr. Howard 
Humphrey moved withdrawal. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 60. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
or transfer from available funds a sum of money for the purpose of 
erecting a building in the rear of the Center Town Hall, adjacent to, and on 
the Westerly side of the Auxilliary Police Headquarters. Said building to be 
used for the storing of park maintenance equipment, or act in relation 
thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 60. Regarding building at rear of Town Hall. Mr. 
Richard T. McDermott moved dismissal. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 61. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board 
of Selectmen to enter into and negotiate with a Transportation Company 
for bus service for the Town of Chelmsford and Lowell areas if it is 
concluded by the Board of Selectmen that such service would be to the 
best interests of the Town; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 61. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved and it was amended 
by Howard Humphrey that the Town vote to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to enter into and negotiate with a Transportation Company for 
bus service, other than M.B.T.A. for the Town of Chelmsford and Lowell 
areas if it is concluded by the Board of Selectmen that such service would 
be to the best interests of the Town. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 62. In the event of an affirmative vote under the 
preceding article, to see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or 
transfer from available funds, a certain sum, said sum to be utilized by the 
Board of Selectmen as the Town's assessment for bus service for the year 
1970; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 62. Mr. Gerald Lannan moved the Town vote to raise 
and appropriate the sum of $29,000.00 to be utilized by the Board of 
Selectmen as the Town's assessment for bus service for the year 1970. It 
was so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 63. To see if the Town will vote the following: 

WHEREAS: 

The towns of Chelmsford, Groton, Littleton, and Westford, Massa- 
chusetts, (hereinafter sometimes referred to as "Member Town") formed a 
Regional Vocational School District under the provisions of Massachusetts 
General Laws (Ter. Ed.) Chapter 71, as amended, known as the Nashoba 
Valley Technical High School District (hereinafter sometimes called the 
"District") and for that purpose entered into an agreement entitled 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 115 



"Agreement Between the Towns of Chelmsford, Groton, Littleton, and 
Westford, Massachusetts, with Respect to the Establishment of a Regional 
Vocational High School District" (hereinafter sometimes called the 
"Agreement"); and in consideration of the foregoing and of the mutual 
promises herein contained and subject to the provisions of Section VII, the 
said Section III, entitled "Type of Regional District School" shall be 
amended by adding the following to the last sentence of said Section, 
namely: "provided, however, that such authorization for establishing and 
maintaining courses of instruction beyond the secondary school level, to 
wit: grades 13 and/or 14, shall not be exercised by the District Committee 
unless each Member Town of the District shall approve at an annual or 
special Town Meeting by majority vote an article granting such authority," 
or take any action relative thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 63. Mr. Thomas Markham moved the Town vote to 
adopt the following resolution: 

WHEREAS: The towns of Chelmsford, Groton, Littleton, and Westford, 
Massachusetts, (hereinafter sometimes referred to as "Member Town") 
formed a Regional Vocational School District under the provisions of 
Massachusetts General Laws (Ter. Ed.) Chapter 71, as amended, known as 
the Nashoba Valley Technical High School District (hereinafter sometimes 
called the "District") and for that purpose entered into an agreement 
entitled "Agreement Between the Towns of Chelmsford, Groton, Little- 
ton, and Westford, Massachusetts, with Respect to the Establishment of a 
Regional Vocational High School District: (hereinafter sometimes called 
the "Agreement"); and in consideration of the foregoing and of the 
mutual promises herein contained and subject to the provisions of Section 
VII, the said Section III, entitled "Type of Regional District School" shall 
be amended by adding the following to the last sentence of said Section, 
namely: "provided, however, that such authorization for establishing and 
maintaining courses of instruction beyond the secondary school level to 
wit: grades 13 and/or 14, shall not be exercised by the District Committee 
unless each Member Town of the District shall approve at an annual or 
special Town Meeting by majority vote an article granting such authority," 
or take any action relative thereto. It was so voted, unanimously. 

On motion of Mr. Richard McDermott, it was voted to take up Article 65 
before Article 64. 

ARTICLE 65. In the event of an Affirmative vote on the previous 
Article: To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Nashoba Valley 
Technical High School District Committee to implement Section III of the 
Agreement between the Towns of Chelmsford, Groton, Littleton, and 
Westford, Massachusetts, with respect to the Establishment of a Regional 
Vocational High School District, which Agreement provides for the 
establishment and maintenance of courses of instruction beyond the 
secondary school level, to wit: grades 13 and/or 14, in accordance with 



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the provisions of Section 37A of Chapter 74 of the General Laws of 
Massachusetts, in 1970, or at a time appropriate, or take any action 
relative thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 65. Regarding Grades 13 & 14 at the Nashoba Valley 
Technical High School, Mr. Richard T. McDermott moved for dismissal. It 
was so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 64. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
or transfer from available funds a certain sum of money for the purpose of 
operating expenses for the establishment and maintenance of courses of 
instruction by the Nashoba Valley Technical High School District beyond 
the secondary school level, to wit: grade 13 and/or 14, for the school year 
commencing 1970, or take any action relative thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 64. Regarding funds for grades 13 and 14 at the 
Nashoba Valley Technical High School, Mr. Richard T. McDermott moved 
for dismissal. It was so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 66. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from the sale 
of lots and graves a certain sum of money for the purpose of building, 
repairing, and hot topping roads in the West Chelmsford and Pine Ridge 
Cemeteries. 

UNDER ARTICLE 66. Mr. Arthur Colmer moved the Town vote to 
transfer $5,500 from the sale of lots and graves for the purpose of 
building, repairing, and hot topping roads in the West Chelmsford and Pine 
Ridge Cemeteries. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 67. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from the 
perpetual care interest account to the perpetual care beautification 
account a certain sum of money. 

UNDER ARTICLE 67. Mr. Arthur Colmer moved the Town vote to 
transfer from the perpetual care interest account to the perpetual care 
beautification account the sum of $5,000.00. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 68. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
a certain sum of money for the restoration of historic sections in the Hart 
Pond and Forefather's Cemeteries. 

UNDER ARTICLE 68. Mr. Arthur Colmer moved the Town vote to raise 
and appropriate $3,000.00 for the restoration of historic sections in the 
Hart Pond and Forefather's Cemeteries. It was so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 69. To see if the Town will vote to adopt the following 
By-law: 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 117 



SECTION 1. Unless otherwise provided by law or by-law, all 
motions shall require only a majority vote. 

SECTION 2. Motions to reconsider, lay on the table, take from the 
table, for the previous question and to postpone indefinitely shall require a 
two-thirds vote. 

SECTION 3. Recommendations made in the report of any board or 
committee shall not be acted on or debated at any meeting unless there is 
an article in the warrant pertaining thereto. 

SECTION 4. When the report of a committee is placed in the hands 
of the Moderator, it shall be deemed to be received and a vote to accept 
the report shall discharge the committee unless the report is one of 
progress and not final; in which case the committee continues to serve 
unless the town votes to discharge same. 

SECTION 5. An amended amendment cannot be amended and no 
motion or proposition of a subject different from that under consideration 
shall be entertained under color of an amendment. 

SECTION 6. In case of several amendments of different amounts or 
periods of time, the largest sum and the longest time shall be put first and 
an affirmative vote thereon shall be a negative vote of any smaller sum or 
shorter time. 

SECTION 7. Any article appearing in the warrant and considered at 
any town meeting may be amended and any portion thereof may be 
deleted or added to by a vote of the town, provided, however, that in said 
notice the words "or do anything in relation thereto" or "pertaining 
thereto" or words of similar import appears at the end of said article. No 
amendment shall be received if, in the judgment of the Moderator, such 
motion or amendment would divert from the original intent of the Article. 

SECTION 8. A motion under an article to add to or amend the 
town by-laws, unless otherwise required by the General Laws, shall 
require, only a majority vote, and said motion shall not be amended 
except to correct an error, and then only if said correction does not 
change the meaning of the Article as it appears in the warrant. 

SECTION 9. All reports, resolutions, motions or amendments 
submitted to the meeting for consideration involving the expenditure of 
money, or other matters, except the annual appropriations on the 
Selectmen's estimates, shall be presented in writing to the Moderator. 

SECTION 10. A motion on any article shall be voted upon by secret 
ballot if a majority of those present, and voting so vote. 



118 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



SECTION 11. All motions on articles involving bond or note issues 
shall require a two-thirds vote. 

SECTION 12. A motion made at any adjourned Town Meeting for 
reconsideration or rescinding of any action taken at a previous meeting 
shall not be entertained or allowed by the Moderator. 

SECTION 13. Any person who is employed as an attorney by 
another interested in any matter under discussion at a Town Meeting shall 
disclose the fact of his employment before speaking thereon. 

SECTION 14. That Town by-laws may be rescinded by a majority 
vote at any Annual Town Meeting or by a two-thirds vote at any special 
Town Meeting. 

UNDER ARTICLE 69. Regarding adoption of rules for Town Meetings. 
Mr. Howard Humphrey moved withdrawal. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 70. To see if the Town will vote the adoption of the 
following Rules of Order to be known as TOWN MEETING RULES OF 
ORDER: 

SECTION 1 . GENERAL 

1.1 This By-Law shall constitute and be known as the TOWN 
MEETING RULES OF ORDER of the TOWN OF CHELMSFORD, 
MASSACHUSETTS, and shall govern the conduct of all Annual and 
Special Town Meetings held in or by the Town after its adoption, and shall 
repeal all other By-Laws in conflict herewith. 

1 .2 If this By-Law in any way conflicts with State Law, State Law 
shall take precedence. 

1.3 Should any section, paragraph, sentence, clause, or phrase of 
this By-Law be declared invalid for any reason, the remainder of said 
By-Law shall not be affected thereby. 

SECTION 2. PUBLICATION 

1. Section A, a listing of common motions in order of their 
precedence and indicating which motions are privileged, are open to 
debate, can be amended, can be reconsidered, or require more or less than 
a majority vote, shall be printed inside the front cover of the Warrant for 
all Annual Town Meetings. 

2. B The following listing of common motions classified according 
to their objects, shall be printed inside the back cover of the Warrant for 
all Annual Town Meetings. 



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119 



COMMON MOTIONS CLASSIFIED ACCORDING TO THEIR OBJECTS 



(a) Amend 

(b) Commit or Refer 

(a) Postpone to a certain 
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(b) Lay on the table 

(a) Previous question (to 
close debate now) 
(2/3 vote) 

(b) Limit debate (2/3 vote) 

(a) Previous question 
(2/3 vote) and reject 
question 

(b) Postpone indefinitely 

(c) Lay on the table 

To consider a question a Second Time (a) Take from the table 

(b) Reconsider 

(c) Rescind 

SECTION 3. ORDER OF PRECEDENCE OF MOTIONS 

1 . The following motions shall have precedence in the order in which 
they are arranged in this section. 



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becomes a main motion and can be debated and amended. 

UNDER ARTICLE 70. Regarding Town Meeting rules of order. Mr. 
Howard Humphrey moved withdrawal. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 71 . To see if the Town will vote to accept the following 
streets as laid out by the Board of Selectmen and shown by their reports 
and plans duly filed in the office of the Town Clerk, and to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds a certain sum of money for 
the purpose of reconstructing the following streets or act in relation 
thereto: 



Bonanza Road 

Brook Street 

Burning Tree Lane 

Commanche Circle 

Dakota Drive 

DeWolf Drive 

Drew Circle 

Eldorado Road 

Green Valley Drive 

Hildreth Street Extension 

Montcastle Drive 

Rio Grande Drive (Country Club Estates) 

Rio Grande Drive (Old Stage Estates) 

Rivermeadow Drive 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 121 



San Mateo Road 

Sierra Drive (Country Club Estates) 

Sierra Drive (Old Stage Estates) 

Sleigh Road Extension 

Smokerise Drive 

Summer Street Extension 

Tollcross Road 

Providing all construction of same meets with the requirements of 
the Board of Selectmen and subject to the withholding of any remaining 
bonds until said requirements have been met. 

UNDER ARTICLE 71 . Mr. Howard Humphrey moved to omit acceptance 
of the following streets: 

Bonanza Road 

Burning Tree Lane 

Commanche Circle 

DeWolf Drive 

Drew Circle 

Eldorado Road 

Green Valley Drive 

Sierra Drive (Country Club Estates) 

Sleigh Road Extension 

Smokerise Drive 

It was so voted. 

Mr. Howard Humphrey moved the acceptance of the following 
streets: 

Brook Street 

Dakota Drive 

Hildreth Street Extension 

Montcastle Drive 

Rio Grande Drive (Country Club Estates) 

Rio Grande Drive (Old Stage Estates) 

Rivermeadow Drive 

San Mateo Road 

Sierra Drive (Old Stage Estates) 

Summer Street Extension 

Tollcross Road 

It was so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 72. To see if the Town will vote to instruct the Board of 
Assessors to issue the sum of Two Hundred Thousand ($200,000) Dollars 
or some lesser sum from Free Cash in the Treasury for the reduction of the 
1970 tax rate; or act in relation thereto. 



122 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



UNDER ARTICLE 72. Regarding transfer of $200,000.00 from free cash. 
Mr. Richard T. McDermott moved that no money be transferred. It was so 
voted. 

Mr. Eugene J. Doody moved adjournment of the 1970 Annual Town 
Meeting at 9:15 P.M. 

To be Raised and Appropriated $10,235,930.86 
To be Transferred 173,811.26 

TOTAL AMOUNT VOTED $10,409,742.12 

Daniel J. Coughlin Charlotte P. DeWolf 

Moderator Town Clerk 

AND YOU ARE DIRECTED to serve this Warrant by posting 
attested copies thereof at the McFarlin School, All Purpose Room; 
Auditorium, North School, Band Room, Junior High School; East 
Chelmsford School; Liberty Hall, South Chelmsford; Cafeteria, Westlands 
School; Auditorium, North School; Small Gymnasium, High School; 
Cafeteria, South Row School; Cafeteria, Westlands School, seven (7) days 
at least before the time appointed for holding the meeting aforesaid. 

HEREOF FAIL NOT and make return of the Warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Town Clerk at the time and place of holding this 
meeting aforesaid. 

GIVEN UNDER OUR HANDS this 19th day of February, 1970. 

Howard Humphrey 
Gerald Lannan 
Board of Selectmen 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Middlesex, ss February 23, 1970 9 A.M. 

Pursuant to the within Warrant, I have notified and warned the 
inhabitants of the Town of Chelmsford by posting up attested copies of 
same at the following places, to wit: McFarlin School, All Purpose Room; 
Auditorium, North School, Band Room, Junior High School, East 
Chelmsford School; Liberty Hall, South Chelmsford; Cafeteria, Westlands 
School; Auditorium, North School; Small Gymnasium, High School; 
Cafeteria, South Row School; Cafeteria, Westlands School. 

William E. Spence 
Constable of Chelmsford 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 123 

WARRANT FOR SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

June 8, 1970 
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 



MIDDLESEX, SS. 

To the Constable, or any other suitable person of the Town of 
Chelmsford. 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth aforesaid, you are hereby 
requested to notify and warn the legal voters of the Town of Chelmsford 
to meet in the High School Gymnasium at Chelmsford, on the 8th day of 
June, 1970, at 7:30 o'clock p.m., then and there to act upon the following 
articles, viz: 

A special Town meeting was called in the High School Gymnasium. 
Because of unprecedented numbers the Moderator adjourned to the 
football field at the High School Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m., June 13, 
1970. 

The meeting was called to order in the High School Gymnasium on 
motion of Howard E. Humphrey and immediately adjourned to the 
football field to transact the following business: 

The Moderator recognized the presence of a quorum. On motion of 
Ivan LaGarde to take 16, 17 and 18 up out of order. It was so voted. Ivan 
LaGarde moved for dismissal of Article 16 regarding $16,885,400.00 High 
School. After two hours of discussion Mr. LaGarde's motion carried. Ivan 
LaGarde moved for dismissal of Article 17, and it was so voted. Ivan 
LaGarde moved for dismissal of Article 18. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 16. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from 
available funds, raise and appropriate; or borrow the sum of Sixteen 
Million, Eight Hundred and Eighty-five Thousand, Four Hundred 
($16,885,400) Dollars for the purpose of constructing a high school on the 
Old Westford Road, Graniteville Road, and Richardson Road site and for 
originally equipping and furnishing said building; and that the Treasurer, 
with the approval of the Selectmen and subject to the approval of the 
State Emergency Finance Board, be authorized and directed $o issue and 
sell as one issue or from time to time as two or more separate issues, serial 
bonds or notes of the town aggregating Sixteen Million, Eight Hundred 



124 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



and Eighty-five Thousand, Four Hundred (SI 6, 885. 400) Dollars in 
principal amount under authority of Chapter 645 of the Acts of 1948, as 
amended, and that all of the bonds or notes be issued and sold in 
accordance with the applicable provision of said Chapter 44 of the General 
Laws, as amended, but each issue of bonds or note to be a separate loan 
which shall be paid in not more than twenty (20) years from the date 
thereof; or act in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 17. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Elementary School Needs Committee to proceed with the construction, 
originally equipping and furnishing of said high school voted upon under 
Article 16, and to enter into all necessary and proper contracts and 
agreements in respect thereto, including the procuring of legal and 
technical advice, and other data and information, and to do all other acts 
necessary for constructing said project; or act in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 18. To see if the Town will vote to acquire by purchase, 
eminent domain, or otherwise for school purposes a certain parcel of land 
situated on Graniteville and Richardson Roads and being the property of 
Henry Becker, and Henry G. Becker described as follows: 

Beginning at the southeasterly corner of the premises, being the 
most westerly corner of land previously taken by the Town of 
Chelmsford from John J. Avila. et ux; thence N. 63° 39' 47"W., by 
land of Henrv Becker, 442.00 feet to a point at land of the Town of 
Chelmsford; thence S.89° 30' 44"E., 450.96 feet to a point; thence 
S.15° 55* 01"E. S 199.92 feet to the point of beginning. 

Being a triangular shaped piece of land near, but not abbutting. 
Graniteville Road; containing 43.453 square feet and being shown as 
Parcel "C" on a plan entitled "Plan of Land in Chelmsford, Mass. 
prepared for Chelmsford Elementary School Needs Committee:, 
dated May. 1970. by Emmons. Fleming & Bienvenu. Inc., Engineers 
and Surveyors, Billerica. Massachusetts. 

and to authorize the transfer from available funds a certain sum of money 
for the acquisition of the above-described parcel; or act in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 1 . To see if the Town will vote to transfer from available 
funds the sum of Ten Thousand (Si 0.000) Dollars, said sum to be utilized 
by the Board of Selectmen in the construction of an addition to the 
Highway Department garage; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 1 . On motion of Gerald Lannan regarding transfer of 
S 10.000 for a highway garage, and this article was so defeated. 

ARTICLE 2. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to utilize funds already appropriated for the Marinel Bus 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 125 



contract beyond the 31st of December and up to and including the 15th 
of May, 1971; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 2. Mr. Howard Humphrey moved that the Town vote 
to authorize the Board of Selectman to utilize funds already appropriated 
for the Marinel bus contract, beyond the 31st of December and up to and 
including the 15th of May, 1971. Voted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 3. To see if the Town will vote to designate and dedicate 
for recreational purposes that parcel of land owned by the Town and 
known as the Robert's property at Old Westford Road, which parcel had 
been originally purchased by the Town for school purposes and excepting 
from recreational purposes that portion of the property which is to be 
utilized for fire station purposes; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 3. Mr. Paul Murphy moved that the Town vote to 
designate and dedicate for recreational purposes that the parcel of land 
owned by the Town and known as the Robert's land at Old Westford, 
which parcel had been originally purchased by the Town for school 
purposes and excepting from recreational purposes that portion of the 
property which is to be utilized for fire station purposes. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from available 
funds the sum of One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty ($1,750) 
Dollars, said sum to be used for repairs to the roof of the police station 
building; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 4. Mr. Howard Humphrey moved that the Town vote 
to transfer from the excess and deficiency fund the sum of One Thousand 
Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($1,750), said sum to be utilized for the 
repairs to the roof of the police station building. It was so voted, 
unanimously. 

ARTICLE 5. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from available 
funds the sum of Five Thousand ($5,000) Dollars to the Regular Fireman 
Account and the sum of Two Hundred and Thirty-five ($235) Dollars to 
the Substitute Account, said sum to be utilized for the employment of 
additional Fire Department personnel; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 5. Mr. Frederick Reid moved that the Town vote to 
transfer from the excess and deficiency fund the sum of Nine Hundred 
Dollars to the regular fireman account said sum to be utilized for the 
employment of additional fire department personnel. It was so voted, 
unanimously. 

ARTICLE 6. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from available 
funds the sum of Three Thousand ($3,000) Dollars to be utilized for 
alterations, reconstruction, additional heating, and air conditioning facili- 



126 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



ties and furnishings in the upstairs center town hall for the purpose of 
enlarging the Selectmens office; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 6. Mr. Howard Humphrey moved that the Town vote 
to transfer from the excess and deficiency fund the sum of Three 
Thousand Dollars ($3,000) to be utilized for alteration, reconstruction, 
additional heating, and air conditioning facilities and furnishings in the 
upstairs of the center Town Hall for the purpose of enlarging the 
Selectmens' office. It was so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 7. To see if the Town will vote to change the name of 
Hildreth Street (South of Beaver Brook) to Winter Street; or act in relation 
thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 7. Mr. Daniel Horgan moved that the Town vote to 
change the name of Hildreth Street (South of Beaver Brook) to Winter 
Street. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 8. To see if the Town will vote to change the name of 
Third Street (East of Warren Avenue) to River Meadow Drive; or act in 
relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 8. Mr. Daniel Horgan moved that the Town vote to 
change the name of Third Street (East of Warren Avenue) to River 
Meadow Drive. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 9. To see if the Town will vote to adopt the following 
Town meeting rules of order: 



PROPOSED TOWN MEETING RULES OF ORDER 

SECTION 1 . GENERAL 

1.1 This By-Law shall constitute and be known as the TOWN 
MEETING RULES OF ORDER of the TOWN OF CHELMSFORD and 

shall govern the conduct of all Annual and Special Town Meetings held by 
the Town after its adoption, and shall repeal all other by-laws regulating 
the conduct of Town Meetings. 

1 .2 If this By-Law in any way conflicts with State Law, State Law 
shall take precedence. 

1.3 Should any section, paragraph, sentence, clause, or phrase of 
this By-Law be declared invalid for any reason, the remainder of said 
By-Law shall not be affected thereby. 

SECTION 2. QUORUM REQUIREMENTS 

2.1 A quorum of not less than 200 registered voters eligible to vote 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 127 



on March 1 Preceding the Town Meeting must be present at any or all 
Town Meetings to legally transact and consummate the business of the 
Town. 

2.2 No Special Town Meeting shall be held without a quorum of 
300 registered voters eligible to vote on March 1 preceding the Special 
Town Meeting. 

SECTION 3. ORDER OF PRECEDENCE OF MOTIONS 

3.1 The following motions shall be recognized and shall have 
precedence in the order in which they are arranged in this section. 







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speaker. 



SECTION 4. PUBLICATION 

4.1 Section 3, a table of motions in order of their precedence, shall 
be printed inside the front cover of the Finance Committee Report for all 
Annual Town Meetings. 



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4.2 The following listing of common motions, classified according 
to their objectives, shall be printed inside the back cover of the Finance 
Committee Report for all Annual Town Meetings. 

COMMON MOTIONS CLASSIFIED ACCORDING TO THEIR OBJECTIVES 



To Modify or Amend 



To Defer Action 



To Suppress or Limit Debate 



To Suppress the Question 



To Consider a Question a Second Time 



Amend 
Commit or Refer 

Postpone to a certain time 
Lay on the Table 
Commit or Refer 

Previous Question (to close 
debate now) (2/3 vote) 
Limit Debate (2/3 vote) 

Previous Question (2/3 vote) 
and Reject Question 
Lay on the Table 

Take from the Table 
Reconsider 



SECTION 5. QUESTION OF ORDER 

5.1 The Selectmen shall assure that the guidance of Town Counsel 
be available both to the Chair and to the body at all Annual and Special 
Town Meetings wherever practical. 

5.2 Except as otherwise prescribed in this By-Law, all questions of 
order shall be decided by the Moderator. 

SECTION 6. SECRET BALLOTS 

6.1 A motion on any article shall be voted upon by secret ballot if a 
majority of those present and voting so vote. 

SECTION 7. RECONSIDERATION 

7.1 A motion made at any adjourned Town Meeting for reconsidera- 
tion or rescinding of any action taken at a previous meeting shall not be 
entertained or allowed by the Moderator. 

SECTION 8. AMENDMENTS 

8.1 Any article appearing in the warrant and considered at any 
Town meeting may be amended and any portion thereof may be deleted 
or added to by a vote of the Town, provided, however, that in said notice 
the words "or act in relation thereto" or "do anything pertaining thereto" 
or words of similar import appears at the end of said article. 



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8.2 An amended amendment cannot be amended and no motion or 
proposition of a subject different from that under consideration shall be 
entertained under color of an amendment. 

SECTION 9. REPORTS 

9.1 When the report of a committee is placed in the hands of the 
Moderator, it shall be deemed to be received and a vote to accept the 
report shall discharge the committee unless the report is one of progress 
and not final; in which case the committee continues to serve unless the 
Town votes to discharge same. 

9.2 Recommendations made in the report of any board or commit- 
tee shall not be acted on or debated at any meeting unless there is an 
article in the warrant pertaining thereto. 

9.3 All reports, resolutions, motions or amendments submitted to 
the meeting for consideration involving the expenditure of money shall be 
presented in writing to the Moderator. 

SECTION 10. APPROPRIATIONS 

10.1 No money shall be transferred at a Special Town Meeting 
except by a majority vote of the voters present and voting. 

10.2 All motions on articles involving bond or note issues shall 
require a two-thirds vote of those voters present and voting. 

SECTION 11. ATTORNEYS SPEAKING 

11.1 Any person who is employed as an attorney by another 
interested in any matter under discussion at a Town Meeting shall disclose 
the fact of his employment before speakmg thereof. 

SECTION 12. AMENDMENT OF BY-LAWS 

12.1 Town By-Laws may be amended or rescinded by a majority 
vote of those present and voting at any Annual or Special Town Meeting 
provided that the proposed action was published in the Warrant for that 
meeting; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 9. Mr. Howard Humphrey moved that the Town vote 
to adopt the following Town Meeting rules of order: 



PROPOSED TOWN MEETING RULES OF ORDER 

SECTION 1 . GENERAL 

1.1 This By-Law shall constitute and be known as the TOWN 
MEETING RULES OF ORDER of the TOWN OF CHELMSFORD and 
shall govern the conduct of all Annual and Special Town Meetings held by 



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the Town after its adoption, and shall repeal all other by-laws regulating 
the conduct of Town Meetings. 

1.2 If this By-Law in any way conflicts with State Law, State Law 
shall take precedence. 

1 .3 Should any section, paragraph, sentence, clause or phrase of this 
By-Law be declared invalid for any reason, the remainder of said By-Law 
shall not be affected thereby. 

SECTION 2. QUORUM REQUIREMENTS 

2.1 A quorum of not less than 200 registered voters eligible to vote 
on March 1 preceding the Town Meeting must be present at any or all 
Town Meetings to legally transact and consummate the business of the 
Town. 

2.2 No special Town Meeting shall be held without a quorum of 300 
registered voters eligible to vote on March 1 preceding the Special Town 
Meeting. 

SECTION 3. ORDER OF PRECEDENCE OF MOTIONS 

3.1 The following motions shall be recognized and shall have 
precedence in the order in which they are arranged in this section. 



a) Adjourn (unqualified) 

b) Adjourn at or to a Certain Time 

c) Recess 

d) Question of Privilege, 
Order or Information 

e) Appeal Decision of the Chair 

f) Division of the Assembly 

g) Take Out of Order 
h) Reconsider 

i) Lay on or Take from the Table 

j) Previous Question 

k) Limit or Extend Debate 

1) Postpone to a Certain Time 

m). Commit, Recommit or Refer 

n) Amend 

o) Main Motion 

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speaker. 



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SECTION 4. PUBLICATION 

4.1 Section 3, a table of motions in order of their precedence, shall 
be printed inside the front cover of the Finance Committee Report for all 
Annual Town Meetings. 

4.2 The following listing of common motions, classified according 
to their objectives, shall be printed inside the back cover of the Finance 
Committee Report for all Annual Town Meetings. 

COMMON MOTIONS CLASSIFIED ACCORDING TO THEIR OBJECTIVES 



To Modify or Amend 



To Defer Action 



To Suppress or Limit Debate 



To Suppress the Question 



To Consider a Question a Second Time 



Amend 
Commit or Refer 

Postpone to a certain 

time 

Lay on the Table 

Commit or Refer 

Previous Question (to close 
debate now) (2/3 vote) 
Limit Debate (2/3 vote) 

Previous Question (2/3 
vote) and Reject Question 
Lay on the Table 

Take from the Table 
Reconsider 



SECTION 5. QUESTIONS OF ORDER 

5 . 1 The Selectmen shall assure that the guidance of Town Counsel 
be available both to the Chair and to the body at all Annual and Special 
Town Meetings wherever practical. 

5.2 Except as otherwise prescribed in this By-Law, all questions of 
order shall be decided by the Moderator. 

SECTION 6. SECRET BALLOTS 

6.1 A motion on any article shall be voted upon by secret ballot if a 
majority of those present and voting so vote. 

SECTION 7. RECONSIDERATION 

7.1 A motion made at any adjourned Town Meeting for reconsidera- 
tion or rescinding of any action taken at a previous meeting shall not be 
entertained or allowed by the Moderator. 



132 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



SECTION 8. AMENDMENTS 

8.1 Any article appearing in the warrant and considered at any 
Town meeting may be amended and any portion thereof may be deleted 
or added to by a vote of the Town provided, however, that in said notice 
the words "or act in relation thereto" or "do anything pertaining thereto" 
or words of similar import appears at the end of said article. 

8.2 An amended amendment cannot be amended and no motion or 
proposition of a subject different from that under consideration shall be 
entertained under color of an amendment. 

SECTION 9. REPORTS 

9.1 When the report of a committee is placed in the hands of the 
Moderator, it shall be deemed to be received and a vote to accept the 
report shall discharge the committee unless the report is one of progress 
and not final; in which case the committee continues to serve unless the 
Town votes to discharge same. 

9.2 Recommendations made in the report of any board or commit- 
tee shall not be acted on or debated at any meeting unless there is an 
article in the warrant pertaining thereto. 

9.3 All reports, resolutions, motions or amendments submitted to 
the meeting for consideration involving the expenditure of money shall be 
presented in writing to the Moderator. 

SECTION 10. APPROPRIATIONS 

10.1 No money shall be transferred at a Special Town Meeting 
except by a majority vote of the voters present and voting. 

10.2 All motions on articles involving bond or note issues shall 
require a two-thirds vote of those voters present and voting. 

SECTION 1 1 . ATTORNEYS SPEAKING 

11.1 Any person who is employed as an attorney by another 
interested in any matter under discussion at a Town Meeting shall disclose 
the fact of his employment before speaking thereof. 

SECTION 12. AMENDMENT OF BY-LAWS 

12.1 Town By-Laws may be amended or rescinded by a majority 
vote of those present and voting at any Annual or Special Town Meeting 
provided that the proposed action was published in the Warrant for that 
meeting; or act in relation thereto. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 9A. To see if the Town will vote to participate in a 
Regional Drug Abuse Control Program in conjunction with the City of 
Lowell and other Greater-Lowell Towns, and in connection thereto, to see 
if the Town will vote to transfer from available funds a certain sum of 
money to be used for this purpose, or act in relation thereto. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 133 



UNDER ARTICLE 9A. Mr. Eugene Doody moved that the Town vote to 
participate in a Regional Drug Abuse Control Program in conjunction with 
the City of Lowell and other Greater-Lowell towns, and in conjunction 
thereto, to see if the town will vote to transfer from available funds the 
sum of $18,000 to be disbursed under supervision of the Board of 
Selectmen. It was so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 10. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from 
available funds the sum of Seventy Thousand ($70,000) Dollars, said sum 
to be utilized by the Board of Selectmen to purchase a bulldozer, or other 
suitable equipment for use in the operation of a modern sanitary land fill 
at the present town dump; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 10. Dr. Byron Roseman moved that the Town vote to 
transfer from the excess and deficiency fund the sum of Fifty-Two 
Thousand Dollars the said total to be utilized by the Board of Selectmen 
to purchase a bulldozer, or other suitable equipment for use in the 
operation of a modern sanitary land fill at the present Town dump. This 
motion was defeated. 

ARTICLE 1 1 . In the event of an affirmative vote under the 
preceding Article, to see if the Town will vote to transfer from available 
funds the sum of Nine Thousand ($9,000) Dollars, said sum to be used for 
the salary of the heavy equipment operator at the Town dump; or act in 
relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 11. Dr. Byron Roseman's motion regarding salary for 
operator of special equipment was defeated by action of the Chair. 

ARTICLE 12. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from 
available funds the sum of Five Thousand ($5,000) Dollars for the 
construction of a heated garage with appropriate sanitary facilities as 
required for the operation of a sanitary land fill; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 12. Dr. Byron Roseman's motion regarding garage 
facilities was defeated by action of the Chair. 

ARTICLE 13. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from 
available funds the sum of Five Thousand ($5,000) Dollars for the survey 
and appraisal of land adjacent to the Town Dump for expansion of the 
sanitary land fill needs. 

UNDER ARTICLE 13. Dr. Byron Roseman moved that the Town vote to 
transfer from the excess and deficiency fund the sum of Five Thousand 
Dollars ($5,000) for the survey and appraisal of land adjacent to the Town 
Dump for expansion of the dump needs. Motion defeated. 



134 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



ARTICLE 14. To see if the Town will vote to assume the 
obligations and assets of the various water districts within its boundaries, 
namely Chelmsford Water District, South Chelmsford Water District, 
North Chelmsford Water District, East Chelmsford Water District in order 
to form a consolidated Town Water System; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 14. Dr. Byron Roseman's motion regarding consolida- 
tion of the Water Districts was defeated. 

Selectman Howard Humphrey moved for reconsideration of Article 
14 which was voted. 

Selectman Howard Humphrey moved that the Town vote to request 
that the various water districts within its boundaries, namely Chelmsford 
Water District, South Chelmsford Water District, North Chelmsford Water 
District, East Chelmsford Water District, conduct joint meetings in the 
immediate future to discuss the merits of a consolidated Town Water 
system, review the costs to the Townspeople, discuss the problems with 
their respective district members and report to the next annual Town 
Meeting. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 15. In the event of an affirmative vote on the foregoing 
article to see if the Town will vote to instruct the Selectmen to petition 
the Legislature to formulate and pass appropriate legislation to accomplish 
such a formation, and to do such other things as may be necessary; or act 
in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 15. Dr. Byron Roseman's motion regarding a petition 
to the legislature for consolidation of water districts was dismissed. 

ARTICLE 19. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board 
of Selectmen to take by eminent domain, purchase or otherwise acquire 
for municipal purposes of public health, safety and/or conservation two 
parcels of land located in North Chelmsford and described as follows: 

A parcel of land supposed to contain about six (6) acres and being 
the same premises conveyed to the Grantor herein as parcel No. 3 of 
a deed from the Town of Chelmsford, dated November 10, 1947, 
recorded with Middlesex Registry of Deeds, Northern District, in 
Book 1082 at Page 143 and being the premises described in a deed 
from Thomas F. Reilly to Henry A. McDonald, doing business as 
McDonald Ice Co., of Lowell, recorded in said Deeds in Book 890 at 
Page 319. The premises are shown on a plan entitled "Crystal Lake 
Shores, property of Thomas Reilly, North Chelmsford, Mass. August 
1893" and recorded with said Deeds in Plan Book No. 62 as Plan 58. 
For title, see Land Court Case Miscellaneous No. 23040. Also known 
as Lake Shore Drive. 



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The acquisition of title to said bed of lake and to the second parcel 
described above for the express purpose of permitting federal or state 
funds to be utilized in the reclamation of the said bed of lake, as well as 
the reclamation of the second parcel for the municipal purposes described 
in the Article, all occasioned by a flood of waters from the said lake to 
adjoining property on or about the 4th day of April, 1970, and for said 
purposes to also vote to authorize a transfer from available funds a sum of 
money sufficient to meet engineering, legal and appraisal expenses 
attendant to this acquisition of property; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 19. Mr. Howard Humphrey moved that the Town vote 
to authorize the Board of Selectmen to take, by eminent domain, purchase 
or otherwise acquire for municipal purposes of public health, safety and/or 
conservation, if such taking or purchase is deemed to be in the interest of 
the Town by said Board of Selectmen the following parcels of land: 

1 . A certain tract of land located in North Chelmsford known as 
the bed of Crystal Lake, also formerly known as Leach's Pond 
or Newfield Pond; the said bed or bottom of the pond or lake 
supposed to be the property of George C. Moore, late of 
Chelmsford, or his heirs, devisees, or assigns. 

2. A parcel of land supposed to contain about six (6) acres and 
being the same premises conveyed to the Grantor herein as 
parcel No. 3 of a deed from the Town of Chelmsford, dated 
November 10, 1947, recorded with Middlesex Registry of 
Deeds, Northern District, in Book 1082 at Page 143 and being 
the premises described in a deed from Thomas F. Reilly to 
Henry A. McDonald, doing business as McDonald Ice Co., of 
Lowell, recorded in said Deeds in Book 890 at Page 319. The 
premises are shown on a plan entitled "Crystal Lake Shores, 
property of Thomas Reilly, North Chelmsford, Mass. August 
1893" and recorded with said Deeds in Plan Book August 
1893" and recorded with said Deeds in Plan Book No. 62 as 
Plan 58. For title, see Land Court Case Miscellaneous No. 
23040. Also known as Lake Shore Drive. 

and for said purposes to also vote to authorize the transfer from the excess 
and deficiency fund the sum of Five Thousand ($5,000) Dollars for 
engineering expenses, Twenty-five Hundred ($2,500) Dollars for legal 
expenses and Four Thousand ($4,000) for appraisal expenses, attendant to 
this acquisition of property. It was voted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 20. To see if the Town will transfer the sum of One 

Thousand Three Hundred Twenty ($1,320) Dollars to the Selectmen to be 
used for a Town Drug Education and Training Program; or act in relation 
thereto. 



136 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



UNDER ARTICLE 20. Mr. Paul Royte moved for dismissal regarding 
Town drug education program. Dismissal voted unanimously. See Article 
9a. 

ARTICLE 21. To see if the Town will vote to amend the 
Chelmsford Zoning By-laws and its accompanying map in a manner 
described as follows: 

To change from single residence RB District to RC District the 
following described parcel of land on the westerly side of Farley 
Brook Road: 

Beginning at a point on the westerly side of Farley Brook Road 
approximately seven hundred and forty (740) feet to land of 
Charlotte DeWolfe; thence westerly along said land of Charlotte 
DeWolfe approximately one thousand (1,000) feet; thence running 
southerly approximately five hundred and ten (510) feet along land 
once owned by Forrest L. Philbrook; thence easterly approximately 
one thousand and forty (1,040) feet to the point of beginning at 
Farley Brook Road. 

or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 21. Mr. Daniel Horgan moved that the Town vote to 
amend the Zoning By-Law and its map as follows: 

To change from single residence RB District to TC District the 
following described parcel of land on the westerly side of Farley 
Brook Road: 

Beginning at a point on the westerly side of Farley Brook Road 
approximately seven hundred and forty (740) feet to land of 
Charlotte DeWolf; thence westerly along said land of Charlotte 
DeWolf approximately one thousand (1,000) feet; thence running 
southerly approximately five hundred and ten (510) feet along land 
once owned by Forrest L. Philbrook; thence easterly approximately 
one thousand and forty (1,040) feet to the point of beginning at 
Farley Brook Road. It was so voted, unanimously. 

Mr. Howard Humphrey moved adjournment at 2:00 P.M. 



Daniel J. Coughlin, Moderator Charlotte P. DeWolf, Town Clerk 

AND YOU ARE DIRECTED to serve this Warrant by posting 
attested copies thereof at the McFarlin School - All Purpose Room; 
Auditorium — North School; Band Room - Junior High School: East 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 137 



Chelmsford School; Liberty Hall — South Chelmsford; Auditorium — 
Westlands School; Auditorium — North School; Small Gymnasium — High 
School; Cafeteria — South Row School; Library — Westlands school seven 
days at least before the time appointed for holding the meeting aforesaid. 

HEREOF FAIL NOT and make return of the Warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Town Clerk at the time and place of holding this 
meeting aforesaid. 

GIVEN UNDER OUR HANDS THIS 28th Day of May, 1970. 

HOWARD E. HUMPHREY 

GERALD J. LANNAN 

EUGENE DOODY 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS. May, 1970 

Pursuant to the within Warrant, I have notified and warned the 
inhabitants of the Town of Chelmsford by posting up attested copies of 
same at the following places, wit; McFarlin School — All Purpose Room; 
Auditorium — North School; Band Room — Junior High School; East 
Chelmsford School; Liberty Hall — South Chelmsford; Auditorium — 
Westlands School; Auditorium — North School; Small Gymnasium — High 
School; Cafeteria — South Row School; Library — Westlands School, seven 
days at least before the time appointed for holding the meeting aforesaid. 

Constable of Chelmsford 

A True Copy, Attest: 

Constable of Chelmsford 



138 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

WARRANT FOR SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

December 7, 1970 
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS 

To the Constable, or any other suitable person of the Town of 
Chelmsford. 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth aforesaid, you are hereby 
requested to notify and warn the legal voters of the Town of Chelmsford 
to meet in the High School Gymnasium at Chelmsford, on the 7th day of 
December, 1970, at 7:30 o'clock p.m., then and there to act upon the 
following articles, viz: 

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

December 7, 1970 

Moderator Daniel J. Coughlin called the meeting to order in the High 
School Gymnasium at 7:30 P.M., recognizing the presence of a quorum of 
three hundred voters. 

ARTICLE 1. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from Surplus 
Funds the sum of Six Thousand ($6,000) Dollars to the "Cash and 
Material Grants" account of the Veterans' Benefits Department; or act in 
relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 1 . Mr. Terrence O'Rourke moved that the Town vote 
to transfer from Surplus Funds the sum of Six Thousand ($6,000) Dollars 
to the "Cash and Material Grants" account of the Veterans' Benefits 
Department. It was so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 2. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from available 
funds the sum of up to $75,000 to procure preliminary drawings for an 
addition to the existing high school facility to house 2,000 students, and 
that the school building committee be authorized to expend such funds 
for. preliminary drawings for an addition, the total not to exceed 11.6 
million dollars, turn key; or act in relation thereto. 

Three hours of discussion were spent on the merits of Articles 2, 3, 
4,5,6,7,&8. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 139 



UNDER ARTICLE 2. Mr. Ralph Casale moved that the Town vote to 
transfer from the Surplus Funds account the sum of Seventy-Five 
Thousand ($75,000) Dollars to procure preliminary drawings for an 
addition to the Existing High School facility to house 2,000 students, and 
that the school building committee be authorized to expend such funds 
for preliminary drawings for an addition, the total not to exceed 11.6 
million dollars, turn key. This motion was defeated. 

ARTICLE 3. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from available 
funds the sum of up to $79,000 to procure preliminary drawings for an 
addition to the existing high school facility to house 1500 students and an 
addition to the existing junior high school to house 900 students, and that 
the school building committee be authorized to expend such funds for 
preliminary drawings for a school not to exceed 12.6 million dollars, turn 
key, said school to be completed for the 1973 school year. This motion 
was defeated. 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from available 
funds the sum of up to $75,000 for the purpose of procuring preliminary 
drawings for a new high school to house 2,400 students, expandable at a 
future date and that the school building committee be authorized to 
expend said funds for preliminary drawings for a school not to exceed 
13.0 million, turn key, said school to be completed for the 1973 school 
year; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 4. Mr. Ralph Casale moved the Town vote to transfer 
from Surplus Funds the sum of up to $75,000 for the purpose of 
procuring preliminary drawings for a new high school to house 2,400 
students, expandable at a future date and that the school building 
committee be authorized to expend said funds for preliminary drawings 
for a school not to exceed 13.0 million dollars, turn key, said school to be 
completed for the 1973 school year. 

The following tellers were appointed: John Arenstan, George Odell, 
Thomas Markham, Freeman Shepherd, George Basbanes, William J. 
Hegarts. 

A hand vote was taken. YES 335 NO 292 

Motion carried. 

Mr. Ralph Casale moved to dismiss Articles 5, 6, 7, & 8. 

It was so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 5. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from available 
funds the sum of up to $64,000 to procure preliminary drawings for an 
addition to the existing high school facility to house 1500 students, and 



40 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



that the school building committee be authorized to expend such funds 
for preliminary drawings for an addition, the total not to exceed 8.7 
million, turn key: or act in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 6. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from available 
funds the sum of up to S35.000 to procure preliminary drawings for an 
addition to the existing junior high school facility to house 900 students, 
and that the school building committee be authorized to expend such 
funds for preliminary drawings for an addition, the total not to exceed 3. c ) 
million, turn key; or act in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 7. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from available 
funds the sum of up to S55.000 to procure preliminary drawings for an 
addition to the existing high school facility to house 1200 students, and 
that the school building committee be authorized to expend such funds 
for preliminary drawings for an addition, the total not to exceed 7.0 
million, turn key, or act in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 8. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from available 
funds the sum of up to $39,000 to procure preliminary drawings for an 
addition to the existing high school facility to house 750 students, and 
that the school building committee be authorized to expend such funds 
for preliminary drawings for an addition, the total not to exceed 4.4 
million turn key; or act in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 9. To see if the Town will vote to establish and form a 
School Building Committee whose functions would be to monitor the 
community's school needs and school building construction. The establish- 
ment of this committee would abolish the present Elementary School 
Needs Committee. This committee would be made up of nine members, 
one of whom would be a voting member from the School Committee. The 
remaining eight members would be appointed by the Town Moderator in 
consultation with the Board of Selectmen, bestowing in this School 
Building Committee every and all authority and responsibility granted to 
its predecessor the said Elementary School Needs Committee by Articles 
22 and 24 of the Town Meeting of March 21, 1960, as well as any other 
authority granted to the Elementary School Needs Committee from the 
said Town Meeting of March 21, I960, to date. 

UNDER ARTICLE 9. Mr. Ralph Casale moved the Town vote to establish 
and form a School Building Committee whose functions would be to 
monitor the community's school needs and school building construction. 
The establishment of this committee would abolish the present Ele- 
mentary School Needs Committee. This committee would be made up of 
nine members, one of whom would be a voting member from the School 
Committee. The remaining eight members would be appointed by the 
Town Moderator in consultation with the Board of Selectmen, bestowing 
in this School Building Committee every and all authority and responsi- 



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bility granted to its predecessor the said Elementary School Needs 
Committee by Articles 22 and 24 of the Town Meeting of March 21,1 960 
as well as any other authority granted to the Elementary School Needs 
Committee from the said Town Meeting of March 21 , 1960, to date. It was 
so voted. 

ARTICLE 10. To see if the town will vote to amend Article 22 of 
the Town Meeting of March 21, 1960, to: 

1. Change the committee's name from the "Elementary School Needs 
Committee" to the "School Needs and Building Committee". 

2. Reduce the school committee membership from three (3) to one ( 1 ). 

3. Specify a one year term of office for the school committee member of 
the committee. Membership to be decided at the organizational meeting of 
the school committee which is held annually following the town elections. 

4. Establish terms of office for the two newly established non-school 
committee members as follows: One for two years and one for four years. 

For Appointment in Full Term Beginning Ending 

March 1971 

Two Years 1973 1977 

Four Years 1975 1979 

or act in relation thereto. 

Mr. Edward Hilliard moved to take Article 12 out of order. This motion 
was defeated. 

Mr. Peter McHugh questioned the presence of a quorum. A count was 
taken. There were 418 voters present. 

UNDER ARTICLE 10. Mr. William Murphy moved to dismiss this article. 
Motion carried. 

ARTICLE 11. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from 
available funds a certain sum to acquire by purchase in fee simple certain 
parcels of land with buildings thereon situated on the westerly side of 
Boston Road in said Chelmsford and on the southeasterly side of Bartlett 
Street and being the property of Marjorie A. Scoboria and Phyllis G. 
Scoboria, supposed to contain 47,292 sq. ft., more or less; and being the 
property of Thomas Tevlin, supposed to contain 27,984 square ft., more 
or less; said land to be used for town library purposes; or act in relation 
thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 1 1 . Dr. Thomas Thorstensen moved the Town vote to 
transfer from Surplus Funds the sum of SI 14,000 to acquire by purchase 
in fee simple certain parcels of land with buildings thereon situated on the 



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westerly side of Boston Road in said Chelmsford and on the southeasterly 
side of Bartlett Street and being the property of Marjorie A. Scoboria and 
Phyllis G. Scoboria. supposed to contain 47,292 sq. ft. more or less: and 
being the property of Thomas Tevlin, supposed to contain 27,984 square 
feet, more or less; said land to be used for Town Library purposes. Motion 
defeated. 

ARTICLE 12. To see if the Town will vote to adopt the following 
by-law: 

The Annual election of the town of Chelmsford shall be held on the 
Saturday preceding the first Monday in March 

or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 12. Mr. Edward Hilliard moved the Town vote to 
adopt the following by-law. 

The Annual election of the Town of Chelmsford shall be held on the 
Saturday preceding the first Monday in March. 

Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 1 1 :27 P.M. 



Daniel J. Coughlin, Town Moderator Charlotte P. DeWolf, Town Clerk 

AND YOU ARE DIRECTED to serve this Warrant by posting 
attested copies thereof at the McFarlin School — All Purpose Room; 
Auditorium - North School; Band Room - Junior High School; East 
Chelmsford School; Byam School — South Chelmsford; Auditorium - 
Westlands School; Auditorium — North School; Small Gymnasium — High 
School; Cafeteria — South Row School; Library — Westlands School seven 
days at least before the time appointed for holding the meeting aforesaid. 

HEREOF FAIL NOT and make return oi~ the Warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Town Clerk at the time and place of holding this 
meeting aforesaid. 

GIVEN UNDER OUR HANDS THIS 28th Day of November. 1970. 



HOWARD E. HUMPHREY 
GERALD J. LANNAN 
EUGENE DOODY 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 143 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS November 30, 1970 

Pursuant to the within Warrant, I have notified and warned the 
inhabitants of the Town of Chelmsford by posting up attested copies of 
same at the following places, wit: McFarlin School — All Purpose Room; 
Auditorium — North School; Band Room — Junior High School; East 
Chelmsford School; Byam School — South Chelmsford; Auditorium — 
Westlands School; Auditorium — North School; Small Gymnasium — High 
School; Cafeteria — South Row School; Library - Westlands School, seven 
days at least before the time appointed for holding the meeting aforesaid. 

Constable of Chelmsford 

November 30, 1970 2:30 P.M. 

A true copy, Attest: 

Constable of Chelmsford 



44 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



TOWN ACCOUNTANT 




To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

The year 1970 continues to show the trend of increased volume of 
business transactions corresponding to the growth of our town. 

Most town departments have functioned within the requirements 
of law and cooperate in excellent manner. 

It would be helpful if new committees or commissions would ap- 
proach the Accounting Office for the correct procedure in carrying out 
their financial transactions. The office is always willing to answer ques- 
tions by our citizens and others. 

The following pages carry the financial reports necessary to give a 
true accounting for the year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ARNAUD R. BLACKADAR 

Town Accountant 



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45 



RECEIPTS 



GENERAL REVENUE: 



1970 



1969 



Personal Property Taxes 
Real Estate Taxes 
Farm Animal Excise 
Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes 
Tax Title Redemptions 
Sale of Tax Possessions 


$ 
6 


548.121.70 

s341.458.10 

415.50 

873.109.79 

33,800.97 

500.00 


S 
5 


490,178.17 

,304,484.64 

489.27 

767,143.11 

5,808.38 

750.00 


TOTAL TAXES 


$7,797,406.06 


$6,568,853.57 


FROM STATE: 

Tax Apportionment Basis 
Corporation Tax 
School-Chapter 69, 70, 71 


$ 71,457.73 

16,790.08 

2,020,291.66 


$ 240,691.43 

.00 

1,024,616.37 


TOTAL TAXES FROM STATE 


$2,108,539.47 


$1,265,307.80 


Court Fines 

Permits, Fees, and Licenses 


$ 


2,715.30 
28,471.50 


$ 


1,353.15 
33,395.00 


TOTAL FINES AND PERMITS 


$ 


31,186.80 


$ 


34,748.15 


GRANTS AND GIFTS: 

County: 

Dog Licenses 

Chapter 90 — Highway Funds 


$ 


4,110.81 
12,130.85 


$ 


2,434.10 
14,099.79 


TOTAL GRANTS & GIFTS FROM 
COUNTY $ 


16,241.66 


$ 


16,533.89 


FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: 

Medical Aid 

Under Public Law 

Under Public Law 89-10 Title I 

Under Public Law 89-864 Title III 

M.E.C. Revolving Fund 

Under Public Law 89-13 Title VI 

Under Public Law 89-10 Title II 

Under Public Law 90-576 Title V 


$ 


1,349.21 

135,944.12 

38,000.00 

129,200.42 

39,337.42 

8,500.00 

6,919.36 

15,000.00 


$ 


7,551.72 

125,212.06 

14,856.00 

51,147.00 

1,003.00 

.00 

.00 

.00 


TOTAL GRANTS AND GIFTS $ 
FROM FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 


374,250.53 


$ 


199,769.78 



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STATE: 

Reimbursement-Construction, Furnishing & 

Equipping New Schools $ 

Chapter 90-Highway Funds 
Aid to Industrial Schools 
Abatement Real Estate Taxes — 

Paraplegic Veterans 
Tuition and Transportation — 

State Wards 
School Aid & Transportation 
School Cafeteria — Reimbursement 

from State 
Aid to Public Libraries 
Highway Improvement-Chapter 616 
Highway Department-Chapter 684 
Town's Share State Pedlar's License 
Police Dept: Reprocessing Terminals 
Health Dept. Insurance Refund 
Affairs for Aging 
Division Water Pollution 
Highway Department-Chapter 768, Sec 5 
Highway Department-Chapter 768, Sec 4 



320,784.61 


$ 315,867.03 


26,037.43 


22,924.15 


3,174.00 


2,754.84 


5,046.00 


5,202.00 


6,666.00 


596.02 


271,754.53 


289,269.53 


127,227.75 


82,299.23 


3,782.50 


3,782.50 


.00 


11,524.36 


.00 


4,047.02 


.00 


22.00 


695.00 


.00 


1,113.25 


.00 


250.00 


.00 


49,709.08 


.00 


34,573.08 


.00 


11,524.36 


.00 



TOTAL GRANTS & GIFTS FROM 

STATE $ 862,337.99 $ 738,288.68 



TOTAL GRANTS AND GIFTS $1,252,830.18 $ 954,592.35 



DEPARTMENTAL RECEIPTS: 






Selectmen 


$ 269.00 


$ 445.15 


Treasurer and Collector 


984.52 


1,571,823.85 


Town Clerk 


4,336.70 


4,552.05 


Assessors 


122.00 


56.00 


Registrars 


325.50 


122.50 


Board of Appeals 


775.00 


1,300.00 


Planning Board 


84.00 


244.00 


Public Buildings 


1,285.00 


839.00 


Police 


4,023.72 


2,886.00 


Fire 


7,980.70 


2,376.12 


Building Inspector 


4,760.00 


8,173.00 


Sealer of Weights and Measures 


.00 


1,144.40 


Wire Inspector 


2,369.00 


4,963.00 


. Gas Piping Inspector 


1,097.00 


2,480.00 


Highway 


16,122.53 


8,044.68 


Dog Officer 


538.00 


539.00 


Tree Warden 


2,760.00 


1,060.00 


Park Department 


841.00 


.00 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 147 



WELFARE: 

General Relief— State 
Disability from State 
Medical Aid from State 
Veterans Benefits from State 

SCHOOL: 

Lunch-Cafeteria Cash from Sales 
Tuition, Rents and Miscellaneous 

Receipts 
Athletic Program 

LIBRARY: 

Fines 

Xerox Receipts 

Miscellaneous 

CEMETERY: 

Sale of Lots and Graves 
Interments, Labor, Material, Use of 

Equipment 
Annual Care 
Reimbursement to Town for Care of 

Lots and Graves 
Miscellaneous 
Reimbursement to Town for Water 

System 

TOTAL DEPARTMENTAL 

RECEIPTS $ 416,197.28 $1,951,973.79 

REVENUE INVESTMENT $3,398,913.98 $ .00 

MUNICIPAL INDEBTEDNESS: 

Anticipation of Revenue from Taxes 2,500,000.00 2,000,000.00 
Premium: Maple Road School .00 8,507.29 





.00 

.00 

.00 

17,302.20 


8.5.98 

421.75 
13,763.14 
18,177.41 


$ 


278,536.15 : 


S 265,223.23 




32,204.34 
12,195.45 


8,451.36 
6,842.74 


$ 


4,953.82 ! 
351.65 
.00 


S 4,342.30 

742.63 

25.00 


$ 


4,140.00 ! 


B 3,724.00 




7,668.50 
1,146.50 


5,591.00 
1,117.50 




9,000.00 
25.00 


10,000.00 
17.00 




.00 


2,400.00 



Maple Road School .00 2,075,000.00 

TEREST: 

Taxes 7,457.34 6,207.85 

Deposits 70,159.48 25,311.78 



TOTAL FROM LOANS & 

INTEREST $2,577,616.82 $4,115,026.92 



148 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



MISCELLANEOUS RECEIPTS: 

Refunds Received — Sundry 

Accounts $ 5,835.67 $ 30,561.72 

Demands - Tax Delinquents 3,562.75 4,007.84 

TOTAL MISCELLANEOUS S 9,398.42 S 34,569.56 

RECEIPTS: 

DEDUCTIONS & AGENCY ACCOUNTS: 

Withheld from Employees: 

Federal Taxes $ 

State Taxes 

County Retirement 

Blue Cross-Blue Shield P.I.C. 

U.S. Savings Bonds 

Group Life Insurance 

Teachers Retirement 

Tax Sheltered Annuity 

Washington National Insurance 

Teachers Association Dues 

School Custodian Dues 

Highway Department Dues 

Firefighters Dues 
Cemetery Perpetual Care Bequests 
Dog Licenses for County 
States Share— Bottling Licenses 
States Share— Sunday Entertainment 

Licenses 
Cash in Lieu of Bonds 
Town's Share— State Withholding Tax 
Barris Cemetery Fund 
A. Ball Fund— for Conservation 
Douglas Cemetery Fund 
Registration Fee for State 
Perpetual Care Donations — Invested 
Library Trust Funds 
Barris Varney Playground Fund 



988,230.89 : 


S 845,926.28 


215,160.06 


150,358.88 


98,249.65 


81,753.61 


73,169.49 


25,752.89 


4,406.25 


.00 


7,371.82 


2,240.56 


193,371.26 


12,692.75 


47,478.76 


.00 


11,861.59 


.00 


8,888.10 


.00 


1,554.00 


.00 


1,712.00 


.00 


1,041.00 


.00 


7,250.00 


9,208.00 


7,889.00 


7,750.00 


.00 


10.00 


745.00 


700.00 


15,435.50 


9,961.00 


.00 


344.38 


2,305.50 


.00 


484.00 


505.00 


2,400.00 


.00 


69.00 


9.00 


.00 


9,041.32 


947.28 


.00 


326.38 


.00 



TOTAL DEDUCTIONS & AGENCY 

ACCOUNTS $1,690,346.53 $1,156,253.67 



Total Receipts $19,282,435.54 $16,081,325.81 

Cash on Hand - Jan. 1 st. 397,750.35 1 ,03 1 ,620.89 



Total Receipts and Cash on Hand $19,680,185.89 $17,1 12,946.70 
as of Jan. 1st. ————————— — — - ^ = ^ == 



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149 



DISBURSEMENTS - 1970 



1970 



1969 



GENERAL GOVERNMENT: 






Moderator $ 


150.00 


$ 150.00 


Selectmen 


15,767.61 


14,723.07 


Accounting 


21,284.36 


19,617.44 


Treasurer and Collector 


39,402.86 


37,511.85 


Assessors 


39,624.35 


37,358.15 


Town Clerk 


12,649.48 


12,654.15 


Public Buildings 


17,746.85 


14,642.12 


Law 


31,277.28 


9,890.86 


Elections 


11,966.84 


3,107.92 


Registrars 


5,287.05 


5,084.30 


Finance Committee 


91.00 


88.55 


Planning Board 


6,921.83 


8,269.94 


Board of Appeals 


1,316.76 


1,987.34 


Personnel Board 


191.70 


150.42 


Development & Industrial Commission 


82.70 


348.50 


Town Forest Committee 


324.58 


879.21 


Conservation Commission 


3,143.10 


515.73 


Historical Commission 


24.85 


354.79 


Constable 


110.00 


.00 


Home Rule Advisory Committee 


53.00 


28.50 


Council for Aging 


730.00 


745.46 


Bus Subsidy 


12,415.62 


29,990.73 


Purchase Land: 






Maple Road School 


.00 


37,300.00 


High School 


.00 


80,800.00 


Conservation 


15,690.00 


.00 


Pine Hill Road 


39,200.00 


.00 


Secondary School 


12,000.00 


.00 


Sewerage Plant 


.00 


39,000.00 


Total General Government $ 


287,451.82 


S 355,199.03 


PUBLIC SAFETY: 






Police Department — 






Salaries $ 


411,913.02 


S 332,335.86 


Expenses and Outlays 


47,374.49 


39,783.62 


Purchase Cruisers (5) 


8,968.00 


9,898.98 


Total Police Department S 


468,255.51 


S 382.018.46 


FIRE DEPARTMENT: 






Salaries $ 


403.667.78 


S 328,817.48 


Expenses and Outlays 


20,712.15 


19,645.91 


Stabilization Fund 


— 


7,500.00 



50 



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**? 



Construct West Station 

Chiefs Car 

Forest Truck and Truck Engine 

Total Fire Department 

MISCELLANEOUS PROTECTION: 

Hydrant Service 

Tree Warden 

Building Inspector 

Wiring Inspector 

Gas Inspector 

Dog Officer 

Animal Inspector 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Civilian Defense 

Total Miscellaneous 

PUBLIC HEALTH: 

Salaries and Expense 
Quarantine and Vaccine 
Vision and Hearing 
Collection of Garbage 
Mosquito Control 

Total Health Department 

SEWER COMMISSION: 

Expense 

Engineering Service 
Planning Grant (Fed. & State) 

Total Sewer Commission 

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 

Salaries 

Gasoline 

Fuel, Light and Water 

Telephone and Office Supplies 

Street Signs 

Miscellaneous Expense 

Materials 

Miscellaneous Equipment 

Machinery Hire and Depreciation 

Waste Collection 

Machinery Repairs 

Snow and Ice Removal 



51,033.35 
17,735.00 



2,337.12 



S 493,148.28 $ 358,300.51 



$ 47,380.00 S 43,005.00 



23,101.79 
5,728.23 
2,751.86 
1,123.86 
4,645.80 
750.00 
1 ,000.00 
1,202.05 

$ 87,683.59 $ 



23,739.34 



46,800.00 



22,219.76 
6,875.82 
4,546.24 
2,528.91 
4,384.80 
750.00 
1,000.00 
1 ,462.40 

86,772.93 



36,983.47 
919.70 

2,736.00 
46,800.00 

4,565.03 



$ 70,539.34 S 92,004.20 



$ 306.39 S 

48,938.79 
44,914.08 



$ 94,159.26 



$ 167,206.55 S 142,785.81 



8,999.95 

3,587.12 

945.74 

1,796.96 

1.393.64 

14.512.63 

1,361.50 

10,927.50 

1 12.735.33 

15.857.43 

178,530.13 



8,949.23 

2,990.83 

991.09 

1 ,496.46 

475.18 

29,391.01 

1,633.72 

558.00 

00,427.83 

16,458.93 

66,092.51 



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51 



Construction 

Chapter 90— Maint. & Construction 

Sidewalks 

Reconstruction— Various Streets 

Equipment Purchases 

Chap. 679— Highway Improvement 

Chap. 616— Highway Improvement 

Maintenance of Garage 

Outlays 

Total Highway Department 

STREET LIGHTING: 

CHARITIES: 

Medical Assistance 



34,195.96 

73,235.73 



58,171.22 
11,524.36 

2,979.23 
462.69 

4,337.94 



19,349.15 

54,569.67 

3,469.04 

1,471.86 

21.534.64 

7,778.30 

8,545.13 

489.35 

4,170.40 



$ 702,761.61 $ 593,637.14 

$ 37,286.36 $ 35,442.20 



811.58 $ 9.742.89 



VETERANS' BENEFITS: 

Salaries and Expense 
Cash and Material Grants 

Total Veterans' Benefits 



2,774.50 $ 2.654.86 
51,058.16 27,518.07 



53,832.66 $ 30,172.93 



SCHOOLS: 

Salaries 

Administration Expense 

Educational Supplies & Services 

Utilities 

Repairs 

Janitors and Nurses' Supplies 

New Equipment 

Transportation 

Vocational School Expense 

Adult Education 

Athletic Program 

Food Services 

Student Activities 

Total School Department 

SCHOOL REVOLVING FUNDS: 

Cafeteria 

Athletic 

Public Law 89-10 

Public Law 874 

Merrimack Education Center Fund 



$4,932,828.31 $4,029,330.03 



13,823.78 

363,840.29 

145,584.26 

96,848.82 

20,149.49 

45,485.67 

402,368.75 

7,293.73 

8,510.00 

30,893.00 

3,205.57 

1,132.38 



21,812.84 

320,533.12 

127,533.98 

37,999.68 

14,196.65 

41,161.76 

380,094.04 

4,660.17 

10,304.52 

31.082.00 



.,071,964.05 $5,018,708.79 



408,690.73 

10,638.24 

162,202.80 

100,352.29 

24,153.91 



350,671.04 

5,311.00 

109,892.67 

119,342.82 



Total Revolving Funds 



$ 706,037.97 $ 585,217.53 



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SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION: 

School Needs Committee 
Bond Flotation 



SI. 272, 137.12 S 962.432.08 

9,930.85 31.570.83 

5,324.95 



Total Construction SI, 282,067. 97 S 999,327.86 

REGIONAL VOCATIONAL SCHOOL: S 329,381.00 S 264,791.00 



LIBRARIES: 

Salaries 

Repairs and Maintenance 

Fuel, Light and Water 

Books and Periodicals 

Other Expense 

Outlays 

Trust Expenditure 

Total Libraries 

RECREATION: 

Parks 

Varney Playground 
Edwards Beach 
Recreation Commission 

Total Recreation 

INSURANCE: 

Property and Liability 
Group Insurance 



$ 69,427.25 S 60.961.63 



965.96 

4,892.38 

22,007.23 

5,373.16 

5,580.31 

947.28 



1,985.21 
4,002.55 
18,289.32 
5,199.79 
2,144.07 



$ 109,193.57 $ 92,582.57 



11,822.08 

3,027.05 

749.19 

42,340.85 



11,815.23 
2,685.47 
1,792.98 

37,384.63 



$ 57,984.17 $ 53,678.31 



$ 73,782.06 S 66,166.29 
80,500.08 62,914.38 



Total Insurance 


$ 154,282.14 


$ 129,080.67 


^CLASSIFIED: 

Memorial Day 


$ 1,363.39 I 


B 1,500.00 


Town Clock 


222.04 


280.98 


Ambulance Service 


5,000.00 


4,000.00 


Town and Finance Reports 


4,497.31 


4.103.31 


Conservation Fund 


— 


1,500.00 


Unpaid Bills — Previous Years 


869.40 


2,204.50 


Revaluation Committee 


— 


348.00 


New Library Committee 


515.03 


350.00 


Celebrations Committee 


341.25 


10.00 


Crystal Lake - Legal Fees 


2,500.00 


- 


Crystal Lake — Engineering 


4,168.35 


- 


Crystal Lake — Appraisals 


1 ,400.00 


— 


Tax Appraisal 


15,808.64 


- 


Soil Survey 


4,298.00 


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Flood Control Survey 




7,500.00 






West Chelmsford Fire House Committee 


1,500.00 




— 


Housing Authority 




699.83 




— 


Total Unclassified 


$ 


50,683.24 


$ 


14,296.79 


CEMETERIES: 










Salaries 


$ 


25,405.54 


$ 


23,980.22 


Interments 




3,625.20 




3,465.46 


Labor for Lot Owners 




686.70 




489.10 


Repairs, Expense and Outlays 




7,593.90 




6,128.53 


Beautification 




4,738.92 




4,990.15 


Hot-Top Roads 




5,500.00 




— 


LaDuke Fund 




15.00 




— 


Water System 




— 




2,885.21 


Restore Forefathers Cemetery 




2,990.70 




3,995.47 


Total Cemetery Department 


$ 


50,555.96 


$ 


45,934.14 


NON-REVENUE ACCOUNTS: 










State and County Share— Fees, 










Licenses 


$ 


8,900.75 


S 


8,527.75 


Payroll Deductions 


1,618,731.60 




974,839.42 


Retirement— Pension Expense 




117,244.58 




102,630.21 


State and County Assessments 




224,629.06 




183.011.04 


Cemetery Care Bequests and Interest 




5,957.71 




25,208.65 


Tax Levy Refunds 




82,306.56 




74,401.67 


Performance Bonds 




4,925.00 




23,335.00 


Miscellaneous Refunds 




70.37 




13,167.25 


Trust Funds Invested 




100.303.80 




505.00 


Total Non-Revenue Accounts 


S2 


:,163,069.43 


SI, 405,625.99 


REVENUE CASH INVESTMENT 


SI, 692, 280.00 


$1,974,021.88 


NON-REVENUE CASH INVESTMENT 




- 


$1,343,721.65 


Total Investment 


SI, 692,280.00 


S3 


,317,743.53 


INTEREST AND MATURING DEBT: 










Interest— Anticipation of Revenue 


S 


46,380.54 


S 


49,276.38 


Interest— Bonded Debt 




358,856.25 




253.142.50 


Total Interest 


s 


405,236.79 


$ 


302,418.88 


ANTICIPATION OF REVENUE LOANS $3,500,000.00 


$2,000,000.00 



154 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



MATURING DEBT S 647.500.00 S 542.500.00 



Total Debt S4.147.500.00 $2,542,500.00 

TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS S 1 9.5 1 6.1 66.30 S16.715.196.35 

CASH BALANCE DEC. 31st. S 164.019.59 S 397.750.35 



TOTAL S19.680.185.89 SI 7.1 12.946.70 



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REPORT OF TOWN TREASURER 

Balance. December 31. 1969 S 397.749.25 

Receipts to December 31, 1970 $20,812,547.92 

S21. 210.297.17 
Paid out on 211 Warrants S19. 515.069.97 



Balance. December 31. 1970 S 1.695.227.20 

REPORT OF THE TAX COLLECTOR 



Levy of 1968 
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Total Outstanding for 1968 


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Levy of 1 970 
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153.273.07 

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Total Outstanding for 1970 


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Total Outstanding all years 


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Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLOTTE P. DeWOLF 

Treasurer & Collector 



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SCHOOL COMMITTEE 




William R. Murphy, Chairman 
Edward S. Marshall, Vice Chairman James M. Geary, Jr. 

George R. Bixby, Jr., Secretary Carol C. Cleven 

Thomas L. Rivard, Superintendent 





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Year Teachers 


Teachers Budget** 


Expenditures** 


Enrollment 


1966 312 


92 


$2,859,284.00 


$2,781,855.07 


6,713 


1967 350 


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1968 406 


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240 


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1970 474 


256 


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1971* 496 


263 


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of Printing 







The year 1970 was an extremely busy one for the Chelmsford 
School Committee. There were a total of 54 regular meetings in addition 
to many meetings of the sub-committee members in negotiating new con- 
tracts with the professional and non-professional personnel and represent- 
ing the School Committee at the 32 meetings of the Elementary School 
Needs Committee. 



The spiraling growth o\~ the school population and the resulting 
necessity for additional school facilities are of major concerns to the com- 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 163 



mittee. At the June 8, 1970 town meeting, funds for a proposed 2,400 
pupil high school were not approved. Even though at the December 7, 
1970 town meeting monies were approved for securing new plans for a 
2,400 pupil secondary school, it is obvious that the present school facili- 
ties are inadequate to house the projected school enrollment this coming 
September, and will be until such time as additional school facilities are 
constructed. Included in the projected school enrollment is allowance for 
the kindergarten program which becomes mandatory in Massachusetts in 
September 1973. 

Faced with this problem the committee has asked the School Ad- 
ministration for recommendations to accommodate the projected school 
enrollment. Questions to be answered are: Does this community want to 
respond by providing new facilities, by rescheduling the use of the exist- 
ing facilities, by restructuring the organizational pattern of the school 
system, or by resorting to some other sound, innovative procedure? 

(See table next page.) 

In September enthusiastic pupils and teachers occupied the Byam 
School named in recognition of the Byams who were among the first 
settlers of Chelmsford. Subsequently, an open house at the school allowed 
proud parents and citizens to express their satisfaction with the new faci- 
lities added by the town. 

After much study, a new budgetary program has been adopted for 
the 1971 school year. This budget approach relates to Program, Planning 
and Budgeting. Essentially it involves the setting of specifically defined 
objectives, selecting the urgent ones, identifying feasible alternatives, and 
evaluating each program through input-output cost analysis and measur- 
ing dollar performance. In this way, the worth of new programs and the 
continuation of present programs can be evaluated more effectively. 

Relevant to this new approach to budgeting, the coordinators, 
supervisors and department heads have been presenting their programs 
at School Committee meetings on a bi-weekly basis since October. The 
presentations have covered: philosophy, objectives, progression of program 
through applicable grades, new programs proposed for the next two years, 
new texts or materials, purchases contemplated for the next two years; 
and program evaluation which included: strong points, weak points, cost 
analysis, and student evaluation. 

In an attempt to examine the facilities of all schools and to relate 
any program of action to an overall school program, the School Commit- 
tee has been meeting on a rotating schedule at the various schools on a 
bi-weekly basis. These meetings are allowing the parents of each school 
the opportunity to communicate directly with their school committee. 



164 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



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165 




Two views of the Byam Elementary School 
opened Fall 1970 




66 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



Further forward momentum of the committee can be seen by its 
action in: adopting a code of ethics; improving communications with other 
town boards; authorizing the publication of a school system's newsletter 
on a bi-monthly basis, expanding the use of school facilities by the com- 
munity; creating a building maintenance advisory committee; expanding 
the elementary school library program; introducing a meaningful health 
education program into the curriculum of the school system; establishing 
a class for the emotionally disturbed; and expanding and revising staff 
evaluation procedures. 

In the area of curriculum, the staff continues to examine existing 
courses of study and related educational materials especially in relation to 
the "working draft" of proposed minimum curriculum standards received 
from the State Department of Education. 

The most important expression of curriculum is what takes place on 
a day-to-day basis, both within and without the classroom. The fullest 
expression of a school's philosophy must be appraised in terms of the ex- 
periences that its students have and the manner in which they use their 
education to meet successfully such experiences. Does reason show itself 
in the way students meet problems? Is student involvement in the life of a 
school real in the sense that democracy, as a way of life, is practiced, be- 
lieved, and appreciated? Do students practice physical fitness because of 
the life-sustaining values that such activity demonstrates? Do students 
play sports, realizing that the purpose is to win — but the concomitants are 
fun and respect built through good sportsmanship? 

These illustrate the type of questions that the staff members must 
ask as they continue their evaluation of a curriculum that should be vital 
in the lives of people. The relevance of any educational program, particu- 
larly at the secondary level, will be achieved through encouraging the 
active participation of the students it is designed to serve. Well-known 
anthropologist, Margaret Mead, puts it this way: — "The freeing of men's 
imagination from the past depends on the development of a new kind of 
communication with those who are most deeply involved with the future— 
the young who were born in the new world .... Out of their knowledge- 
new to the world and to us — must come the questions to those who are 
already equipped by education and by experience to search for answers. 
The children, the young, must ask those questions that we would never 
think to ask, but enough trust must be re-established so that the elders 
will be permitted to work with them on the answers." 

Thus the process of education must encompass many different acti- 
vities if the need for individual fulfillment of pupils is to be met. 

A work study program added relevance to the curriculum for those 
senior students who find a full day of academic programming unfruitful, 
dissatisfying and uninteresting. Through an assessment of such students' 



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abilities and interests, vocational counseling is initiated. Under supervision, 
the student is guided through job selection and the mechanics of job appli- 
cation and job interview. He learns what is expected of him on the job and 
how to grow on the job. The responsibilities of the employee, as well as 
the responsibilities of the employers, are emphasized stressing the mean- 
ing of work. By spending part of the school day in on-the-job training, 
new interest and meaning in the learning situation is created for such stu- 
dents, rather than perpetuating boredom and perhaps engendering drop- 
out situations. Fifty students are now enrolled in this program. 

This year, the high school English Department has incorporated into 
the tenth grade curriculum a three week mini-course that has met with 
enthusiastic acceptance among students. Under the guidance of the high 
school television instructor, who works in close cooperation with English 
Department staff members, all sophomore students study television ad- 
vertising techniques and work in groups to produce original videotaped 
advertisements. The mini-course focuses on the following activities: 

1. An introduction to persuasion theory as a basis for later 
studies in verbal and non-verbal communications techniques. 

2. A study of the effect of television on buying habits, and the 
development of stereotypes, attitudes, and self image. 

3. Experiments in media composing involving both team deci- 
sion making and planning and the actual production of video- 
tapes. 

To date, student and teacher response to the program has been over- 
whelmingly positive. Requests for increased production time and for a 
follow-up component in grade 11 are currently being evaluated for possi- 
ble implementation in curriculum plans for 1971 — 1972. 

The Title I project awarded to Chelmsford for the summer term 
1970 employed a focus quite different from the emphases of previous 
Title I projects developed by the Chelmsford Public Schools. 

The project was designed to develop more effective teaching and 
grouping strategies with a focus on the special learning needs of education- 
ally disadvantaged students. Three subject areas — English, science, and 
social studies — and three grade levels — 7, 8, and 9 — were involved. 
Primary attention was given to the development of teaching strategies 
and grouping patterns that would facilitate more effective classroom pro- 
cedures in all three subject areas; attention was also given to specific areas 
of concern in individual subject areas. Seventy (70) students and twenty- 
rune (29) teaching staff were involved in the project. Students were drawn 
primarily from the rank of educationally disadvantaged. However, in order 
that experiments with heterogeneous grouping and its potential value for 
the "slow learner" could be explored, a small percentage of students from 
the average and above-average categories were included. 



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Upon the recommendation of the Health Education Curriculum 
Study Committee and subsequent approval of the School Committee, a 
Health Education curriculum was implemented in grade 7 of the McFarlin 
School. The major units of study included all of the following: Safety and 
First Aid, Environmental Health, Mental Health, Seasonal Safety, Drug 
Education, Nutrition, Communicable Diseases, Organic Diseases, and Con- 
sumer Education. 

This committee also sponsored a series of five drug education pro- 
grams for parents and teachers of the community entitled: 

1 . Facilities That are Available for Those who Need Help in the 
Greater Lowell Area. 

2. Addiction and What It's Like 

3. The Pharmacology of Drugs 

4. Law Enforcement Implications from the Federal, State and 
Local Levels 

5. Community and Parental Responsibilities 

Closely related to health education will be the subject of ecology. 
No one will argue its relevance in a curriculum designed to prepare the 
next generation for life. Education for survival in a variously and dange- 
rously tainted environment is likely to have an influence on the direction 
of curriculum development at every level. 

Nineteen hundred and seventy saw the introduction of an early dis- 
missal plan each Thursday for all elementary schools so as to allow pro- 
fessional staff members to focus on organizational changes, techniques 
leading to successful problem solving, teaming approaches and other learn- 
ing methoddology designed to better meet the ni 

ing methodology designed to better meet the individual needs of pupils. 
The school day was lengthened appropriately in order that the total week- 
ly instructional time remained unchanged. 

The involvement of teachers in planning and in sharing ideas has 
resulted in greater creativity and innovation in the elementary schools. 
In the Harrington and Byam Schools, staff members are developing the 
organizational patterns of team teaching and non-gradedness as flexible 
arrangements which promote the philosophy of continuous growth and 
permit utilization of meaningful individualized instruction. 

There is no question there is now much ferment in education. New 
knowledge about children's growth patterns and learning makes some of 
the procedures of the past seem cumbersome or unnecessary. Dynamic 
changes in our society have sparked new approaches to teaching. 

While we have always given emphasis to each individual child's own 



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learning rate, we are now giving emphasis to uniqueness of cognitive pro- 
cess or style of learning. It is not enough that what a child is learning be 
paced to the individual, but also to the ways in which he learns. 

Kindergartens which become mandatory in Massachusetts in Sep- 
tember 1973 will greatly increase the present ferment in education. 

In meeting the challenges of the next few years, in-service and pre- 
service teacher education, measurement tools and evaluation procedures 
will be drastically changed and quickly improved. 

An in-service programming course for mathematics teachers was in- 
stituted last October. The course was conducted for about fifteen weekly 
sessions and dealt with programming and computers in general and the 
use of the programming language FORTRAN in particular with some time 
devoted to COBOL and BASIC. Classes included 16mm films followed 
by a lecture and practical experience. 

As expected, participation in the school lunch program increased 
this year. Cafeteria receipts for the school year ending June 30, 1970 were 
$295,914. State and federal aid for the same period totaled $103,202. 
A total of 821,646 student lunches were served during the school year 
1969-1970. 

Four hundred and thirty-seven graduated in the high school class of 
1970, with 66.7% (290) going on to post secondary education. Of this 
number, 44% enrolled in four year degree granting colleges, 15% in two 
year colleges, 7% in technical, business or nursing schools, and .7% in ap- 
prenticeship programs. 

This year as in the past, Chelmsford has taken full advantage of 
federal funds. Financial assistance was received for the improvements of 
programs and instruction in science, language arts, mathematics, foreign 
language, social studies, libraries and special education. However, the fund- 
ing of these projects again decreased this year. 

In grateful recognition for long years of dedicated, valuable service 
to the youth and citizens of the town, citizens, School Committee and 
colleagues recognized the retirement of the following people: 

Miss F. Christine Booth 
Mrs. B. Muriel Parlee 
Mrs. Helen R. Poland 
Mrs. Lucia W. Norton 
Mr. Rudolph T. Hansen 
Mr. Leo E. Proulx 

No greater accolade can be paid than the recognition of a job well 
done. We give our expression of gratitude and continued friendship. 



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(31 n JHemoriam 



It was with deep sorrow that the community received news of the 
untimely deaths of Mr. Robert H. McCullough on October 2, 1970, and 
Mrs. Maxine Barley on November 15, 1970. 

The things left unsaid would have described enthusiastic, interesting, 
vibrant persons whose capabilities were recognized by all who knew them. 



IN CONCLUSION 

Sincere thanks are extended to the town officials and boards, to the 
school personnel, to the Parent-Teacher Associations, to the Educational 
Advisory Committee, and to the citizens of Chelmsford for their coopera- 
tion and assistance. Their support and confidence have been both grati- 
fying and appreciated. 

BUDGET ANALYSIS 

This year's proposed budget again reflects recent growth in school 
population as well as improved teaching services. The impact of the resul- 
tant current building program is reflected in the provision for an addi- 
tional twenty-two teachers. 

The School Committee shares the general concern over the fact that 
adequate support of our public school system appears to involve the im- 
position of an increasingly heavy burden on our local tax structure. This 
concern has prompted us to attempt every possible economy, short of 
those which might threaten to impair our present educational standards 
or facilities. We still consider it our duty, however, to work for the con- 
tinued maintenance and improvement of our standards. 

A summary of income and expenditures of the Chelmsford Public 
Schools for the year l c )70 and the budget recommended for 1971 is con- 
tained in the Finance Committee's annual REPORT AND RECOMMEN- 
DATIONS. 



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ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEEDS AND 
BUILDING COMMITTEE 

Philip E. Campbell, Chairman 

Ivan La-Garde, Vice Chairman Carol C. Cleven, Secretary 

Edward S. Marshall William R. Murphy 

Roy C. Stephenson James A. Sullivan 



For the Elementary School Needs Committee, the year 1970 was 
noteworthy for two reasons; first, this was the year that the committee 
presented its largest project to the town, and second, 1970 was the year 
that the town decided to abolish the committee. Almost smothered by 
these events was the opening of a new elementary school, the Byam 
School on Maple Road in South Chelmsford. 

The big issue of the year was the proposed new 2400 student high 
school and a public presentation on the subject was made in February. 
In late May, two public hearings were given on the proposed school and at 
the special town meeting of June 13th, the proposal proved to be extreme- 
ly unpopular and was soundly defeated. While the committee believed that 
the project had many desirable and commendable features, the town's 
voters appeared more impressed with cost than structural and educational 
flexibility. 

Initiative on the problem of providing adequate school facilities 
then effectively passed over to an ad hoc committee spawned by the 
Selectmen. During this period, work continued on the Byam School and 
with some small delay, the school was opened for the 1970/71 school 
year. This school is essentially a carbon copy of the Harrington School, 
and in using this design, the Elementary School Needs Committee saved 
the town approximately $300,000 and much valuable time. 

On December 3rd, Philip Campbell, chairman of the committee, 
resigned. He had served the town for some 12 years and contributed to 
the addition of over 200 classrooms. 

At the special town meeting of December 7th, the School Study 
Committee presented a surfeit of construction choices to the voters; the 
Elementary School Needs Committee strongly supported one of these, a 
proposal to draw up plans for a new 2400 student high school, which the 
voters passed. The committee argued, however, that $15 million was a 
more realistic budget than the $13 million budget ceiling proposed. Short- 
ly after passage of this article, the town's voters, without permitting the 



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Elementary School Needs Committee to speak in self-defense, voted 
heavily to abolish the committee. With this action, the town took its 
privilege and responsibility to control school building philosophically, and 
handed them over to the Moderator, aided by the Selectmen. Thus ended 
10 years of contribution to Chelmsford from its Elementary School Needs 
Committee. 

The committee takes this opportunity to thank those who showed 
an interest and willingness to help during the challenging year of 1970. 



Respectfully submitted, 

IVAN LA-GARDE 

Vice Chairman 



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NASHOBA VALLEY TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL 
DISTRICT COMMITTEE ANNUAL REPORT 

1970 

A year and a half ago, a new school with some new ideas about how 
young people can learn better and be happier with themselves and their 
work, opened its doors to the people of Chelmsford, Groton, Littleton 
and Westford. Through the struggle that usually accompanies the begin- 
nings of a new life, we at Nashoba Tech are developing into a community 
of active concern and responsibility for one another. Three hundred and 
forty-five undergraduates, (of which forty-seven are young ladies) and six- 
teen post graduates have joined with thirty-four teachers this past year to 
make their education a meaningful and relevant experience. 

Nashoba Tech has accomplished many "firsts" in education already. 
In cooperation with American Women's Organization for Rehabilitation 
through Training, Garrison Chapter, and sponsored by our Guidance Ser- 
vices, the school has conceived of a program in which volunteer women 
work at Nashoba as tutors for students requiring extra help in reading and 
mathematics. The national organization of ORT has been very much im- 
pressed with the success of this effort, and is urging other chapters to be- 
come involved with their local schools in this fashion. 

Through special funding from the Office of Education and the en- 
thusiastic support of our School Committee, we have instituted a Voca- 
tional Assessment Program which is dedicated to helping the emotionally, 
intellectually, and/or physically handicapped student learn a vocation. 
Although in its infancy, this program has already received local and state, 
acclaim for its originality and responsiveness in meeting the special needs 
of the exceptional child. 

Our course in Historical Restoration, the first of its kind in the 
nation, has received wide acclaim and has been featured in two national 
magazines, as well as State periodicals. Students participating in this pro- 
gram arc in the process of making education pilot films, many of which 
have been shown on numerous TV networks. This program has received 
the enthusiastic support of local, state, and federal agencies, and is being 
totally funded with State and Federal money. As its first project Nashoba 
Tech joined with Plimoth Plantation Foundation to construct a replica of 
the l 7th Century Francis Eaton house which will be completed in 1971. 
A journal is being kept of the entire project and upon completion will be 
distributed to other schools throughout the country so they will be able 
to enhance their programs in the areas of colonial architecture and resto- 
ration methods. 

This year has seen the addition to our curriculum of courses in 
Distributive Education and Community Service Aide. Also, the Committee 



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has voted to implement the Data Processing Program at the secondary 
level. In addition to these new programs the school has expanded its 
Electrical, Automotive, Carpentry, Machine, and Commercial Art Depart- 
ments. The twelve programs now formally offered at Nashoba Tech arc: 



4 
5 
6 
7 
8 
9 

10 
11 
12 



Automotive 

Mill & House Carpentry (including Historical Restoration) 

Commercial Art & Industrial Design (including Commercial 

Photography) 

Community Service Aide (Kindergarten and Health Services) 

Drafting 

Electrical 

Electronics 

Distributive Education 

Graphic Arts 

Machine Shop 

Metal Fabrication 

Data Processing (in the not too distant future) 



In addition to the above, a relevant academic and related program is 
offered, designed to meet the State requirements for a High School 
diploma. 

Nashoba Tech now has a very comprehensive athletic program, en- 
compassing football, basketball, baseball, hockey, track, and fencing. The 
students have chosen to call their teams "The Vikings" and the school 
colors are blue and white. A student newspaper. "The Happy Valley 
Times" is being published regularly by the students and a Student Council 
has been formed. School Dances are being held, and several special inte- 
rest clubs are in the forming stages. The student body is an enthusiastic 
and cohesive group of young people. 

The School Committee and the Administration at Nashoba Tech 
have made every effort to utilize our facilities to the fullest extent for the 
benefit of the four supporting communities. Numerous projects have been 
undertaken for the member towns and school departments in the areas of 
printing, carpentry, automotive, etc. Two luncheons have been served, at 
minimal cost, to approximately one-hundred Senior Citizens and Golden 
Agers.and we plan to continue this program on a regular basis. In addition, 
the school has been made available to several civic organizations. 



In the Fall of this year the Blaisdell property on South Chelmsford 
Road, consisting of 4Vz acres, a 5 room house and a barn was put on the 
market to settle an estate. Since this property adjoins our school grounds 
and presents the only plausible direction for future expansion of our 
facility without eliminating our athletic fields, the Committee voted to 
purchase this property utilizing the barn for badly needed storage and 
renovating the house as a school project for the Community Service Aide 



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Program which will include a model Kindergarten and Health training 
center. 

Evening Adult Education classes were offered at Nashoba Tech for 
the first time this year. 579 adults were enrolled in 22 evening programs 
as of November 1, 1970. 

In September of 1971 Nashoba Tech will have its first senior class 
which will bring the school to a capacity enrollment of approximately 
500 students. 

This year the communities experienced higher taxes, loss of jobs, 
skyrocketing prices, and inflation, all of which have caused the district 
taxpayers much concern especially when school costs have a tendency to 
escalate. With this in mind our Superintendent-Director, Thomas Lafio- 
natis, after many meetings with the School Committee and Town Officials, 
presented to the Committee his written position pertaining to the 1971 
budget which stated in part, "one of the most difficult tasks for an edu- 
cator is to hold back in areas that he knows need expansion, to forego new 
programs that are needed to serve more students, and to postpone services 
that would streamline the efficiency of his organization. However, in view 
of the problem year we are facing, I find I have to do just that." Based on 
this premise the Committee and the Superintendent proceeded to further 
reduce the already reduced budget. Also, the Committee accepted the 
Superintendent's recommendations to reduce the apportionment to the 
towns with State and Federal funds and surplus revenue totaling $660,697. 
In addition, the district towns further benefit by belonging to the Nashoba 
Valley Technical High School District by an additional 15% over and above 
each town's educational entitlement. This money is paid by the State 
directly to each of the member towns. In 1970 the town's receipts were as 
follows: Chelmsford - $255,033; Groton - $39,980; Littleton - $51,082; 
and Westford - $89,250. 

Respectfully submitted, 



The Nashoba Valley Technical High 
School District Committee 



Chelmsford 



Stratos G. Dukakis, Treasurer 1972 

Peter Dulchinos 1971 

Thomas F. Markham, Jr. 1973 

George J. Odell 1971 



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Groton 



Albert D. Martin. Secretary 1973 

Jordan F. Waueh 1972 



Littleton 



Harvey W. Atkins 1971 

Augustine L. Kish. Vice Chairman 1972 



Westford 



Percy O. Daley. Jr.. Chairman 1973 

Avis S. Hooper 1971 



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177 




POLICE DEPARTMENT 

Robert E. Germann, Chief 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

I herein respectfully submit, for your information and review, the 
Annual Report of the Police Department for the fiscal year 1970. 



men. 



At the present time the department is made up of 37 permanent 

Chief of Police 

Robert E. Germann 



Captain 

Richard F. Campbell 

Sergeants 

Pennryn D. Fitts 
Basil J. Larkin 

Patrolmen 

James C. Greska 
Charles H. Hadjey 
Edwin R. Hodgson 
James J. Kerrigan 
Ronald A. Leach 
Russell H. Linstad 
Henry R. McEnany 
James F. Midgley 
Ronald A. Pick 



Leslie H. Adams, Jr. 
Walter E. Edwards, Jr. 



Edgar L. Auger 
Robert I. Auger 
John J. Bell 

Mark L. Burlamachi, Jr. 
Donald J. Butler 
John P. Campbell 
Armand J. Caron 
Frederick C. Dillon 
Blair J. Finnegan 
Barnard L. George 



William F. McAllister 
Raymond P. McKeon 



John E. Redican, Jr. 
Edward C. Rooney 
Richard A. Simpson 
John B. Sousa 
Daniel J. Walsh 
Eugene W. Walsh 
John O.Walsh 
William F. Walsh 
Ronald 0. Wikander 
Norman L. Wellington 



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Grace Auger 



Intermittent Policewoman 
Christina N. Park 

Police Matrons 

Mary Long 



Emily Peake 



School Traffic Supervisors 
George VV. Marinel Francis DeAngelis 

Secretary 
Louise A. Pigeon 

Custodian 

Roland Cossette 



Subordinate- to the Police Department is the Auxiliary Police. At the 
present time there are forty-one members. It was organized for the pur- 
pose o\ assisting the regular department in cases of emergencies and have 
over the years proved their worth. This year they were invaluable during 
parades, rallies and peaceful assemblies as well as assisting regular officers 
in keeping a close check during the summer on vacant houses. The mem- 
bers donate their time at no expense to the town and during this year they 
put in over 4.000 hours on supporting duties. 

CHELMSFORD AUXILIARY POLICE 



Basil J. Larkin 
Emil J. Aberizk 
Rudolph Boucher. Jr. 
John A. Breen 
George W. Brown 
Bradley J. Buck 
Roger Clermont 
William Colmer 
Robert Coates 
John T. Daughraty 
Leroy K. Fielding 
Roger A. Grefoire 
John R. Hibbard 
Paul W. Hines 



Ralph Hulslander. Jr. 
John P. Knox 
Terrance A. Koen 
Robert J. Lloyd 
Joseph Lynch 
Frederick Mehan. Sr. 
Manuel Mello. Jr. 
Mario A. Merluzzi 
Charles W. Miller 
Vernon B. Morris 
Ben P. P. Mosley 
Edward W. Norton 
Andrew L. Peterson 
George J. Peterson 



James K. Quinn 
David P. Ramsa> 
Howard E. Reed 
John Reiss 
George H. Roscoe 
Louis Scharnbcrg 
Herbert L. Schofield 
Alexander L. Schover 
James Smalley 
Alphe L. Tremblay 
Raymond A. Tremblay 
Clifford H. Varnum 
Richard A. Wholey 
John M. Zahei 



An intricate part of the department is the Criminal Bureau. It is 
their task to investigate all major crimes within our jurisdiction. Further- 
more, they are responsible for investigating most of the problems with 
juveniles. Within the past several years there has been a tremendous growth 
in regards to the drug problem. It is our hope that we will be able to have 



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additional men added to the bureau to work full time on this pressing 
problem, so that in the near future we will be able to help eliminate this 
problem. 

This year our department went into the Teleprocessing System 
which links police and related agencies together in a vast, high speed net- 
work of police information and communications. It has proved to be of 
great assistance in on-the-spot investigations and will be of even more value 
when the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles put their computerized 
set-up in effect on May 1. 1971. 

Our Safety Program has been very successful. It is the responsibility 
of the Safety Officer to set up programs within the Elementary Schools in 
order to acquaint our children with the hazards which might confront 
them. This year four programs were presented to the schools: others were 
presented to the Driver's Education classes at the High School. 

New to our department is the K-9 Unit. Last May we received a two 
year old German Shepherd for possible training as a K-° dog. It was do- 
nated by Mr. and Mrs. Peter Lopilato of Woburn. Massachusetts. After 
breaking the dog in as to his name, new home and handler, he was given 
extensive training for sixteen weeks in K-9 police work, obedience, track- 
ing, etc. This training was donated bv a local trainer. 




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The duty of the K-9 Unit consists of routine patrol, a back up on all 
serious calls, searching buildings, or the pursuit and search of persons flee- 
ing from the scene of a crime and also searching for lost children. 

Within the past year our department has lost three of our personnel. 
Chief Thomas A. Palmer who passed away on January 5. 1970: Sgt. Basil J. 
Larkin. who retired as of December 51. 1970: and Patrolman Frank Baran. 
who was pensioned due to illness, all having served our community for 
many years. The loss of all three will be greatly missed by the department. 
and the entire community. Sgt. Larkin will still maintain his position of 
Director of the Auxiliary Police. 

While patrolling over 260 miles within the town our mobile units 
traveled 419.687 miles. This is 76.656 miles more than in 1969. Once 
again I would like to extend our thanks to Bournival Chrysler-Plymouth. 
Inc. of Lowell. Massachusetts for donating the Safety car. We would also 
like to thank Manzi Dodge. Inc. of Lowell for another car which they do- 
nated to be used for safety and education. We have seven ( 7) other mobile 
units: five of which are marked and two unmarked, which are used by the 
Criminal Bureau. 

ARRESTS 

1969 1970 

Crimes Against Persons 55 18 

Crimes Against Property 9 57 

Crimes Against Public Order 982 1.455 

Total .... 1.044 1.488 



DISPOSITION OF CASES - 1970 

Released 108 

Fined 972 

Placed on Probation 50 

Suspended Sentence 11 

Filed 69 

Not Guilty 24 

Dismissed 18 

Sentenced to House of Correction 2 

Sentenced to Framingham Correctional Institution. 1 

Committed to Youth Service Board 2 

Returned to or Committed to Middlesex County 

Training School 9 

Returned to Shirley Industrial School 5 



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Returned to Lyman School 3 

Committed to State Hospitals: 

Worcester 1 

Lowell Mental Health 2 

Ordered to Pay 7 

Turned over to out of Town Police Departments, 

State Police and Courts 77 

Turned over to Armed Forces Police 4 

Cases Pending and Continued in Court 145 

Total ..... 1,488 



MISCELLANEOUS STATISTICS 

1969 1970 

Calls Answered by Cruisers 6,584 8,770 

Summonses Served 1,089 999 

Licenses Suspended 145 168 

Accidents Reported 863 930 

Personal Injuries Claimed 506 543 

Fatal Accidents 5 5 

Mileage of Cruiser Patrol 343,013 419,687 

Special Property Checks 2,631 2,554 

Station Lockups 384 553 

Citations Issued (Motor Vehicles) 888 1,074 

Parking Violations . 598 

Doors and Windows Found Open 387 



RECEIPTS TURNED OVER TO TOWN 

1969 1970 

Photocopying Machine $1,380.00 $1,443.00 

Firearms Permits 530.00 692.00 

Bicycle Registrations 48.50 50.25 

Firearms Identification Cards 878.00 434.00 

Court Fines 1,353.15 2,715.30 

Photographs 49.50 192.00 



Total . $4,239.15 $5,526.55 



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Education and training are still foremost within the department. 
Several officers are continuing their education at Northeastern University. 
Other training courses which our personnel have attended during 1^70 are 
as follows: 

State Police Training School. Boston. Massachusetts 

(Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs) 4 men 

State Police — Massachusetts Police Training in 

Fingerprinting (Basic), Boston. Mass 1 man 

State Police - Massachusetts Police Training in 

Fingerprinting (Advanced). Boston, Mass 1 man 

Northern Middlesex Police Academy. Lowell, Mass. ... 4 men 

Northeast Chapter Massachusetts Heart Association. 

Andover. Massachusetts 15 men 

Attorney General Quinn - Drug Abuse School, 

Lowell, Mass 1 man 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Highway Safety 

Seminar, Lynnfield. Massachusetts 2 men 

Massachusetts State Police Photography and Finger- 
printing (Extensive Inservice Training), Boston, Mass. 1 man 

In conclusion, I offer my thanks and appreciation to the various 
officials and department heads, the captain, sergeants, patrolmen and the 
citizens of the town, for their continued help and cooperation. Because of 
their combined efforts I am sure Chelmsford is a better and safer place in 
which to work and live. 

Respectfully submitted. 



ROBERT E. GERMANN 

Chief of Police 



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FIRE DEPARTMENT 

Frederick H. Reid, Chief 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

I hereby submit my report of the Fire Department for the year end- 
ing December 31, 1970. 

Quarterly inspections required by statutes in nursing homes were 
conducted and the necessary reports filed. Public and private school fire 
drills and inspections required by law were conducted; mercantile, indus- 
trial, church, garage and service station buildings were inspected for 
hazards and reports filed. Appropriate recommendations were given to 
owners and/or occupants. 

The 1970 inspection program was, in fact, the most aggressive con- 
ducted by the department in its history. A single piece of radio-equipped 
apparatus was assigned with a full complement of fire fighters to under- 
take "in service"inspections. In the event of a fire call, the men and equip- 
ment are able to respond immediately and without delay. In this way more 
efficient and effective use of personnel and apparatus is achieved. 

During the past year officers and firefighters of the department have 
attended special first aid classes. These classes were conducted at Lawrence 
General Hospital and were sponsored by the Heart Association. Specialists 
in their field gave the men extensive training in resuscitation techniques 
and closed chest heart massage. We feel this knowledge will enable our 
personnel to better serve the citizens of our town. 

Safety films are available for showing to organizations in the town. 
Those interested in such a program are invited to make inquiry to the 
Bureau of Fire Prevention. 



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For 1971 the department recommends that a new 1000 G.P.M. 
pumper be purchased, replacing a 1935 pumper now in service. There are 
five pumping engines in the department. Our plans are to replace one 
pumper every five years so that we will always have modern equipment 
without putting a burden on the tax rate. 

I would like to congratulate and thank the men of the department, 
both regular and call firefighters, for continuing to maintain the high 
standards of courage and ability that have always been shown in the past. 

I wish to express my thanks to all town officials and employees for 
the excellent cooperation given to the fire department during the past 
year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

FREDERICK H. REID 

Fire Chief 



FIRE CHIEF 

Frederick H. Reid 

DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF 

Edward G. Quinn 



CAPTAINS 



Robert C. Spaulding 
William H. Thayer 



Allen C. Mello 
Charles S. Galloway, Jr. 



Thomas P. Miskell 
Arthur G. Anderson 
Bertrand E. Dixon, Jr. 
Charles Ferreira 
Edward J. McGovern 
Robert K. Adams 
Alvin F. Wetmore 
Jack D. Hadley 
Harvey M. Miller 
Robert A. Bennett 
Robert R. Gagnon 
Harold J. Pierce, Jr. 



PRIVATES 

Donald A. Weber 
Paul D. Henderson 
Peter T. Wetherbee 
Francis J. Conlin 
Donald A. Drew 
James T. Cutter 
Gerald D. Tonks 
Richard P. O'Neil 
Robert L. Hughes 
Thomas J. Curran 
James M. Spinney 
James P. Flaherty 



Joseph F. Lynch 
Paul D. Hayes 
Terrence A. Goode 
William H. Hadley 
Philip Dube 
Emil A. Magiera 
Leo Martin 
Ronald J. Sawicki 
Joseph E. Staveley 
Walter F. Adley, Jr. 
John P. DePalma 
Dennis Vargeletis 



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185 



CALLS FOR ASSISTANCE IN 1970 



Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total 



Auto Accidents 


2 





3 


4 


2 


2 


2 


3 


2 


2 


5 


2 


29 


Bomb Scares 









































Brush Fires 





4 


3 


52 


29 


18 


11 


4 


7 


19 


5 


1 


153 


Building Fires 


13 


6 


8 


10 


10 


8 


8 


7 


6 


7 


3 


8 


94 


Drownings 









































Dump Fires 











11 


3 





1 











2 


3 


20 


False Alarm— Accidental 











1 


1 


3 








1 


1 


1 


1 


9 


False Alarm — Malicious 


1 


4 


2 


3 


3 


4 


10 


4 


1 


6 


11 


4 


53 


First Aid 











1 


1 


1 


2 














1 


6 


Lock Outs 


2 


6 


2 


1 


2 


1 


3 











1 


2 


20 


Misc Calls & Investigation 


17 


22 


15 


18 


18 


28 


22 


25 


23 


25 


25 


30 


268 


Mutual Aid Given 


1 





3 


4 





1 





1 








1 


1 


12 


Resuscitator 


10 


8 


12 


12 


8 


10 


8 


4 


4 


4 


14 


6 


100 


Vehicle Fires 


4 


7 


5 


11 


8 


9 


4 


8 


6 


4 


2 


4 


72 



TOTALS 



50 57 53 128 85 85 71 56 50 68 70 63 836 



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REPORT OF THE FIRE STATION BUILDING COMMITTEE 

Eugene Gilet, Chairman 
Edward Hoyt, Secretary Frederick H. Reid, Fire Chief 

Peter Vennard Ralph House 



At the annual town meeting of March 1969, a committee was ap- 
pointed to select a site, prepare plans and specifications for a new fire 
station to be located in West Chelmsford. 

The site selected was one located at the corner of Westford Street 
and Old Westford Road, said land being owned by the town of Chelms- 
ford. Some delay in obtaining plans and specifications occurred due to 
the refusal of the State Board of Health to approve the original site as 
selected. A new site on the same property with the approval of the Board 
of Selectmen was selected. 

Articles for the annual town meeting in March 1970 were prepared 
and costs submitted to the Finance Committee for their approval. 

Bids from three general contractors were received September 24, 
1970, and the contract was awarded to the low bidder one week later. 

Progress from then on was very good — the building being roofed 
in and heat on before the first snowfall. At this present rate of progress 
we expect that the building can be occupied by the beginning of Febru- 
ary, 1971. 

The committee wishes to express its thanks at this time to all town 
officials and any others for their cooperation while this project was in 
progress. 

Respectfully submitted, 



EDWARD HOYT 

Secretary 



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187 




HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 

Frederick R. Greenwood 
Superintendent of Streets 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts 



Gentlemen: 



1970: 



The following is a report of the Highway Department for the year 



Year 

1945 
1955 
1965 
1970 



No. of Regular Highway Employees 

10 
21 

27 
33 



The above figures do not include waste collection employees. The 
following is a breakdown for waste collections: 

No. of Regular Waste Collection 
Year Employees Labor Expended 



1954 
1960 
1970 



3 

10 
13 



1 8,104.30 

32,556.77 

100,066.22 



Ten new streets or 1.77 miles of road were accepted in 1970. 

Drainage and construction projects included the following: 

Lantern Lane: 

This street was reconstructed and a complete new drainage system 
was installed consisting of 1416 feet 24" R. C. Pipe, 20 feet 24" 
metal pipe and 14 catch basins and 3 manholes installed. 

The road was scarified, reshaped, new gravel placed and primed with 
oil. A finish surface of mix-in-place was placed on the treated sur- 
face. 

Hickory Lane and Turnpike Road: 

370 feet 12" R. C. Pipe, 3 catch basins installed. Also 32 feet 12" 
metal culvert pipe installed. 



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Dalton Road: 128 feet 12" R. C. Pipe, 2 catch basins installed. 

Graniteville Road: 450 feet 12" R. C. Pipe, 3 catch basins installed. 

Lillian Avenue: 250 feet 10" P. C. Pipe, 2 catch basins installed. 

Donald Avenue: 

224 feet 12" R. C. Pipe, 30 feet 12" metal pipe, 1 catch basin in- 
stalled. 

Marina Road: 95 feet 12" R. C. Pipe, 1 catch basin installed. 

North Road: 

(At Village View Road) 587' 24" aluminum pipe, 3 catch basins in- 
stalled. 

Crooked Spring Road: 

136 feet of 18" asphalt coated pipe, 1 catch basin installed. 

Old Stage Road: 

45 feet 10" concrete pipe, 20 feet 10" metal pipe, 1 catch basin in- 
stalled. 

Robin Hill Road: 40 feet metal culvert pipe, 1 catch basin installed. 

Thomas Drive: 167 feet 8" asphalt coated pipe, 1 catch basin installed. 

Acton Road: 

An old stone culvert was replaced with 41 feet 30" aluminum pipe. 

Elm Street: 

An old stone culvert was replaced with 20 feet 15" aluminum pipe. 

Sleigh Road: Two catch basins repaired, 1 manhole installed. 

Billerica Road: All catch basins and manholes repaired. 

Willis Drive Ext.: 

At Willis Drive Extension, a temporary road was constructed on 
Crystal Lake allowing several families, that were cut off from Shore 
Drive after the flooding of Crystal Lake, the use of this roadway. 

The Chapter 90 Maintenance project consisted of hot topping ap- 
proximately 1800' on Acton Road from Bartlett Street to High Street and 
North Road from Fletcher Street to Crosby Lane, a distance of approxi- 
mately 500 feet. 

The Chapter 90 Construction project consisted of the reconstruction 
of Main Street from Bradford Road to Meadowbrook Road and from 
Leedberg Street to Groton Road, a total distance of 5450 feet. A bitumi- 
nous concrete top course was placed on the previous years' reconstruction 
section (from station 18+50 to Bradford Road). The section from Brad- 
ford Road to Groton Road, a distance of 3450 feet was completely recon- 
structed. This project included excavation, placing of gravel borrow, instal- 
lation of 1476 lineal feet of 12" R. C. pipe, 12 catch basins and 7 man- 



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holes. A bituminous concrete binder course and top course was placed 
over the gravel. In the Spring, clean-up and grading of shoulders and loam- 
ing and seeding of slopes will complete the Main Street project. 

Summer Street Extension was constructed with the cooperation of 
Campanelli, Inc. and the town forces and was opened to the public during 
the summer. 

Two additional two-way radios were installed in two pieces of high- 
way equipment. 

New equipment purchased for the department in 1970 include the 
following: 

One Pickup Truck, one Truck Cab & Chassis, three Dump 
Trucks, one Sweeper Broom, one Front End Loader and four 
Snow Plows. 

The usual oiling of streets, including mix-in-places, brush cutting, re- 
placing, installing and making street signs, painting of traffic lines, clean- 
ing catch basins and repairing sunken catch basins, sanding, snow plowing 
and snow removal, drainage and general maintenance was performed 
throughout the year. 

I wish to thank the townspeople for their kind consideration and co- 
operation and the Police Department for notifying the department of dan- 
gerous conditions on the roads during the winter months. 

Respectfully submitted, 



FREDERICK R. GREENWOOD 

Superintendent of Streets 



190 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 




BOARD OF HEALTH 

Byron D. Roseman, M.D., Chairman 



Edward L. Tyler, Jr. Robert A. Finnie, Jr. 

HEALTH DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL 

Director of Public Health 

Peter J. Saulis, R. S. 

Senior Clerk 

Mrs. Florence M. Dutton 

Public Health Nurse 

Louise S. Muir 
Lowell Visiting Nurse Association 

Board of Health Physicians 

Benjamin Blechman, M. D. 
Charles D. Kemos, M. D. 

Plumbing Inspector, Civil Service 

William H. Shedd 

Permanent Intermittent Plumbing Inspector, Civil Service 

Richard M. Kelly 

Slaughtering Inspector 

Hubert Scoble 

During 1970 a number of changes in Board of Health format and 
mode of operation took place. The majority of these changes emphasized 
improvement of the local environment. 

■ 1. Article XI of the State Sanitary Code was implemented to 
protect town areas and waterways from further pollution. 
Enforcement of this code has eliminated building on unsuit- 
able or marginal sites. 



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2. State and local codes regarding existing water pollution and 
sewage disposal requirements were enforced. Systematic sur- 
veys are continuing to identify and eliminate the sources of 
pollution. 

3. Elimination of the largest single source of air pollution in the 
community was attempted with a Board of Health proposal to 
convert the town dump to a modern sanitary landfill. After 
defeat of this proposal at town meeting in June, the effort con- 
tinued. Since late September it has been spurred on by regular 
citations from the State regarding open burning and well 
founded complaints of citizens of the area. 

4. The existing mosquito control program was abandoned for 
environmental and cost effectiveness considerations. A sepa- 
rate committee was established to find an acceptable alterna- 
tive. (See report of the Mosquito Control Study Committee) 

In addition to the above activities the Board of Health Nurse has 
been active in planning and directing the school immunization programs. 
With the assistance and cooperation of the school nurses 4,075 rubella 
(German Measles) and 69 Mumps vaccinations were given to school age 
children, as were 2,478 Tuberculin skin tests. The latter were also given to 
employees. 

In addition, 444 children attended pre-school clinics and were given 
538 immunizations. 

During the year a total of 135 plumbing permits and 123 sewage 
disposal permits were issued. 

Mrs. Florence Dutton, Senior Clerk for the Board for eighteen years, 
retired at the end of the year. 

Mr. Peter J. Saulis, Director of Public Health has announced his 
retirement effective in mid-February and a new Health Director is being 
sought. 



192 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



MOSQUITO CONTROL STUDY COMMITTEE 

Robert A. Finnie, Jr., Chairman 

John A. Poole, Vice Chairman 

Lawrence E. McAllister, Treasurer 

Martin K. Bovey Kenneth W. Greeno 

Michael C. Carr Bruce S. Gullion 

BACKGROUND 

At the March 1970 Town Meeting the proposed Mosquito Control 
Program, which consisted of thermal fogging with Dibrom was voted 
down, and the voters approved the establishment of a "Mosquito Control 
Study Committee", which would hopefully come up with a more practi- 
cal way of dealing with mosquitoes. A budget of $750.00 was approved 
for use by the committee in studying various methods of mosquito control 
and conducting experiments. 

APPROACH 

The approach taken by the committee was as follows: 

1. Attempt to find an acceptable alternative to the commonly used 
insecticides, one that at the very least, would be more effective and 
selective and harmless to birds and fish. 

2. Develop a suitable means of implementing the program, including 
locating personnel and establishing a basic operating procedure. 

3. Once a suitable program is developed for Chelmsford, encourage 
surrounding communities to join to improve overall effectiveness 
and achieve lower cost. 

ACTIVITIES AND RESULTS 

The committee sought information from a wide variety of indivi- 
duals and agencies. The following comments summarize the results of 
these actions: 

1. BIOLOGICAL CONTROLS: A large number of dead ends were 
encountered in researching biological controls for mosquitoes. While 
■ they have been used successfully in limiting agricultural pests, there 
has been little effort applied to mosquitoes. The only ray of hope is 
that a mosquito fish (Gambusia Affinis) and two other species which 
thrive on larvae have been identified. A controlled experiment is be- 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 193 



ing conducted now to learn if these species are hardy enough to sur- 
vive Chelmsford winters. If so, we hope to learn whether the fish 
devour enough mosquito larvae to warrant further consideration. 

2. EVALUATION OF THE LOCAL SITUATION: In July a survey was 
made of sixty-four reported breeding spots. This effort, which also 
included a water pollution survey, produced several positive results: 

a. The worst sources of mosquitoes in July were identified. 

b. Survey members learned that many likely looking places pro- 
duced few mosquitoes. Therefore, controls must be aimed at 
specific locations rather than at all wet areas. 

c. Several dozen citizens became actively involved in learning 
about their local environment— a necessary preface to doing 
something to improve it. 

3. BACKYARD CONTROL: We learned that the individual can do 
much to relieve his mosquito problem by eliminating as many 
sources of stagnant water as possible. Hundreds of the insects can 
breed in a single discarded tire or child's toy; thousands in a clogged 
rain gutter or downspout. 

4. PESTICIDE INVESTIGATION: Most of the chemicals used for mos- 
quito control were evaluated. The committee feels that Methoxy- 
clor and Abate combine reasonable effectiveness with minimal en- 
vironmental damage, if properly used on known breeding spots. 

5. CONTROL METHODS: 

a. Spraying and fogging to kill adult mosquitoes offers little 
more than temporary relief (one or two days at most) and is 
not cost effective. 

b. Application of larvicides to known breeding spots in the 
winter (on the ice) appears to warrant experimentation. This 
will be attempted in late February or early March 1971. 

c. Home sanitation is one of the most effective methods of mos- 
quito control. (Get rid of the breeding spots.) 

6. PROFESSIONAL MOSQUITO CONTROL DISTRICTS: There is no 
available mosquito control district for Chelmsford to join. Starting 
one with nine or ten surrounding communities presents significant 
practical and cost problems. 

7. RECOMMENDATIONS: 

a. Support the warrant articles presented by this committee. 
This will enable us to continue investigating the possibilities 
of biological control, to use control measures in specific loca- 



194 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



tions and to make further surveys of breeding grounds, parti- 
cularly of the "spring brood" of mosquitoes. 

b. Regional control programs are worthy of further study. 

c. Individuals should so far as possible, eliminate the breeding 
grounds around their own homes. If mosquitoes cannot breed 
they cannot bite. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ROBERT A. FINNIE,JR. 

Chairman 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 195 



CHELMSFORD TASKFORCE ON DRUG ABUSE 

Eugene J. Doody Dr. Stephen R. Brovender 

James M. Geary, Jr. Michael Barry 

Robert A. Finnie, Jr. Lisa Webb 

Rev. Paul W. Berube Anne E. Stratos 

Rev. James R. Low Norman R. Moray, Jr. 

Paul J. Royte Gregory Center 

Donald J. Butler 
Gary M. Murray (Ex-Officio and Selectmen's Representative to the Greater 
Lowell Drug Treatment & Rehabilitation Program, Inc., d/b/a Share.) 

In March of 1970, the Board of Selectmen voted to establish a Task- 
force on Drug Abuse for the town of Chelmsford. The Taskforce was to 
serve as a steering committee in order to consolidate efforts of various 
town groups into a unified effort concerning the problem of drug abuse. 
The taskforce was specifically charged with the responsibility for develop- 
ing and implementing programs in the areas of: 

1. Information and Education 

2. Drug Counselling 

3. Rehabilitation and Training 

4. Law Enforcement 

Membership on the taskforce includes representatives of town 
government, the medical profession, the religious community, the legal 
field, educational specialists, and representatives of the young people of 
Chelmsford. During 1970 the taskforce expended 1,500 manh ours which, 
in cooperation with other organizations, resulted in the following accom- 
plishments: 

1. REGIONAL PROGRAM - Chelmsford was the first commu- 
nity in the Merrimack Valley to become a member in the Greater Lowell 
Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Program (SHARE). With funding 
assistance received from the state and expected from the federal govern- 
ment, SHARE has become the most comprehensive regional drug treat- 
ment program in the state. This program establishes five satellite centers 
to provide drug counselling information and education at the local level. 
One such center will be located in Chelmsford. The program also provides 
for two daycare centers which will assist drug users in withdrawal and re- 
habilitation programs. Finally a central unit will be established for the 
region to coordinate area programs and provide necessary technical assis- 
tance. Staffing in the central unit will include a clinical director, a psychia- 
trist, a nurse with specific training in drug programs, and a specialist in 
drug counselling. 



96 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



2. YOUTH ACTIVITIES - In June of 1970, a Chelmsford Youth 
Activities Commission was established by the Drug Abuse Taskforce. The 
function of the Youth Commission was to provide the taskforce with a 
direct communication line to, and from, members of the youth commu- 
nity of Chelmsford. The Youth Commission has provided assistance to 
other youth groups in the community and presently has representatives 
serving on the Chelmsford Youth Center Study Committee. 

3. EDUCATION — In cooperation with the Chelmsford School 
Committee, drug educational programs have been planned and implement- 
ed for community adults as well as young people in the high school, junior 
high school, and elementary schools. 

4. COUNSELLING — The taskforce, in cooperation with the 
Mutual Aid Network, as well as with religious and social agencies, has set 
up drug counselling services for the community to provide advice and 
information to those requesting it. 

5. REHABILITATION — The taskforce as an organization, and 
its members as individuals, have worked very closely in the operation of 
Annibis House in Lowell which provides assistance to those with drug 
problems. Annibis House advisors assist drug users in withdrawal from 
drugs and in their rehabilitation and return to the community. The task- 
force has a close working relationship with professional staff members at 
the Solomon Mental Health Center, St. John's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hos- 
pital, and with other agencies concerned with drug withdrawal and rehabi- 
litation. 

6. DETECTION — In cooperation with the Chelmsford Police 
Department the taskforce has established a blank envelope system of drug 
detection. This system provides that any adult or young person in the 
community can bring a substance suspected of being a drug to the police 
department for chemical analysis and study. Should the substance be 
found to be a drug, this information is provided to the individual without 
fear of criminal investigation. Should the individual wish assistance, drug 
counselling referrals can be made. 

7. INFORMATION - The taskforce has compiled the most com- 
plete data bank file of drug information within the Merrimack Valley area. 
This data bank is available to all residents of the community and will be on 
file at the town library. In addition, a brochure has been developed which 
describes the nature of the drug problem in Chelmsford, identifies the 
types of drugs which are commonly used and the symptoms manifested 
by users, lists agencies and individuals who may be contacted as referral 
sources for information, counselling, education and rehabilitation. Copies 
of this brochure are in process of being distributed to every home in 
Chelmsford. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 197 



The taskforce will continue its efforts in the community so long as 
a need exists. 



Respectfully submitted, 

EUGENE J. DOODY, Chairman 
Chelmsford Taskforce on Drug Abuse 



198 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COUNCIL 

Dr. Ethel Kamien 

John C. Alden Robert A. Finnie, Jr. Bruce S. Gullion 

John J. Balco James F. Gannon Pricilla Hinckley 

Benjamin Blechman, M.D. Ina B. Greenblatt Ralph E. House 

Arthur Colmer Timothy J. Hehir Alan D. McKersie 

Charles L. Mitsakos Timothy J. O'Connor Eleanor Parkhurst 

Frederick T. Dyke 



The Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) was established by the 
Board of Selectmen in September, 1970. Its stated purpose was to obtain 
and make available expert information and counsel on matters concerning 
the environment to the town boards and the citizens of Chelmsford. 

Organizational and informational meetings were held in October and 
November of 1970 and a Steering Committee and board of consultants 
set up. News releases appeared in the local press informing the public of 
the establishment of the EAC and its objectives. 

Various projects were identified and committees organized to ex- 
plore the problem areas and gather information. Among these projects 
were recycling of resources (paper, metals, glass), phosphate detergent 
pollution of water resources, air pollution by outdoor burning and the 
"leaf problem" in general. Articles in the news media offered suggestions 
as to how to handle fallen leaves in an environmentally harmonious way. 
Representatives of the EAC, upon request of the Selectmen to consider 
the problem and make a recommendation, advised against any appeal by 
Chelmsford to the State for modification of the outside burning regula- 
tion for homeowners. 

A cooperative "anti-litter" effort by the Chelmsford Boy Scouts and 
Fields Department Store, under the aegis of the EAC, set an example for 
the town to follow. 

As part of the project to reduce phosphate pollution, all Chelmsford 
supermarkets were contacted and agreed to post, in a prominent place near 
their detergent shelves, informational posters informing the public which 
detergents were phosphate-free and urging their preferential use. Simul- 
taneously, information is to be released to the public via newspapers and 
other means. 



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Among other projects being initiated are a cooperative effort, in 
March 1971, with the Greater Lowell Council of Boy Scouts of America 
relating to their new project entitled SOAR (Save Our American Re- 
sources), an effort to gather scientifically valid information concerning 
fluoridation of water supplies and, in response to a request from the Board 
of Health, to gather and furnish the town voters and Boards with technical 
data and recommendations regarding various pesticidal and herbicidal con- 
trol programs. The town voters may then make intelligent and informed 
decisions regarding expenditures of monies for these purposes. 

It is hoped that in the year ahead the EAC will continue to serve the 
Town of Chelmsford, in an advisory capacity, in all matters concerning the 
Town's interaction with the environment. 

Respectfully submitted, 



DR. ETHEL KAMIEN 

Environmental Advisory Council 



200 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



YOUTH CENTER STUDY COMMITTEE 

Hector R. Arbour Pennryn D. Fitts William R. Murphy 

Alphonse A. Beauregard Charles S. Gallaway, Jr. Paul 0. Nicodemus 

Carolyn R. Bennett James A. Healy, Jr. Robert O'Regan 

Rev. K. Bradfield Campbell David A. Jewell Robert W. Quinlan 

Paul V. Cicco Mitchell A. Korbey, Jr. Anne E. Stratos 

Joseph Dappal Edward I. Moriarty Henry J. Tucker, Jr. 

William A. Dempster, Jr. Judith P. Morrison Spiro Vrouhas 

Eugene J. Doody Gale A. Mueller Debra J. Weinstein 

In October of 1970, the Board of Selectmen established the Youth 
Center Study Committee. The objectives of the study committee were to 
consider the need for a Chelmsford Youth Center and, should such a need 
exist, to recommend a plan and organization for the center. 

A most comprehensive study committee was established and includ- 
ed town officials, representatives of organizations of the town interested 
in youth and members of town's youth groups themselves. This structur- 
ing was based on the principle that the youth, adults, and members of 
town government could work effectively on a common project. 

Since its formation the study committee has been organized into 
five project groups created to study: 

1. Organization and operation of the center. 

2. Building location and size. 

3. Capital and operating costs. 

4. Sources of funds. 

5 Communication within the town of Chelmsford and with area 
communities. 

Since its inception the study committee has visited the Youth Cen- 
ter in Dracut, has been in communication with the Youth Centers of 
eastern Massachusetts and is considering the feasibility of using the 
McFarlin School as a temporary Youth Center. The study committee is 
also considering ways in which funding sources can be developed to sup- 
port the Youth Center while minimizing the effect on the town's tax 
rate. 

The study committee will continue its work and will report its' 
findings to the town upon the completion of its investigation. 

Respectfully submitted, 



EUGENE J. DOODY 

For the Committee 



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CRYSTAL LAKE RESTORATION COMMITTEE 

Edmund Polubinski, Chairman 
James S. Kasilowski, Clerk 

Donald L. Cleary Thomas E. Firth Robert C. McManimon 

William W. Edge Robert G. Gagnon Edward L. Taylor, Jr. 

John J. Kenney 

On May 15, 1970, the Selectmen appointed the above committee 
and since that time we feel much has been accomplished. 

As directed by the vote of the special town meeting of June 13, 
1970, surveyors and appraisers have been interviewed and contracts award- 
ed. This phase of the project has been completed. 

Through the untiring efforts of Rep. Bruce N. Freeman, we have 
available state funds of $4,000,000 (four million dollars) to use in restor- 
ing Crystal Lake. 

The Lake bed area has been acquired and is now the property of the 
town. 

We Tiave been very fortunate in obtaining the technical assistance of 
the U. S. Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service, at no ex- 
pense to the townspeople. 

Work by the Soil Conservation Service to date includes: 

1. An engineering field reconnaissance. 

2. A geologic field reconnaissance. 

3. Hydrologic analysis of the flow system to include peak dis- 
charges for various storm intensities. 

4. Preliminary hydraulic analysis of structural works of improve- 
ment necessary for restoring the water reservoir. 

The report will include a narrative section covering the problem, al- 
ternate solutions and cost estimates, sketches, standard design sheets, 
maps, and aerial photographs will be used to illustrate specific proposals. 
Hopefully this will be completed in early February. The study report will 
conform to the following general outlines. 

A. General Description of Area Problem 

1. Existing conditions, watershed characteristics, previous his- 
tory, etc. 



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B. Scope of Investigation 

1. Purpose of study — To determine what improvements might 
be reasonably made to restore and improve the Lake and elimi- 
nate the probability of re-occurrence. 

2. Intensity of Evaluation 

a. Hydrology, hydraulics, geology will be revised. 

b. Grades, designs, etc. will be included but are not to be 
considered as final design useable for construction. 

C. Study Proposal 

1. Prepare general proposals for improvements of Lake area and 
potential use for town. 

2. Select three design storms for which various degrees of design 
could be used. (100 year — capacity of Culverts — Freeboard 
storms.) 

3. Provide cost estimates for above proposals, 

D. Further Work on Project 

1. Outline general study program. 

2. Input by State and Federal Agencies. 

The next phase will be to select the final plan and award contracts 
for the restoration of the Lake. Hopefully work can begin in late Spring. 

We express our gratitude and appreciation to Federal, State, County, 
Town officials and to the many citizens for their help, interest and co- 
operation. 

Respectfully submitted, 



EDMUND POLUBINSKI 

Chairman 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 203 



DATA PROCESSING COMMITTEE 

Charlotte P. DeWolf William R. Murphy 

Stratos Dukakis David J. Rafferty 

Edward H. Hilliard Malcomb L. Steifel 

Peter F. Curran 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 

Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

The Data Processing Committee was established by the Board of 
Selectmen in September, 1970. 

The committee has seven (7) members, and its purpose is to assist 
town officials in their appraisal of data processing as it may affect the 
functions in their area of responsibility. 

Since its formation, the committee has made a presentation of its 
goals at the quarterly meeting of all department heads and elective offi- 
cials which was held in November, 1970. The committee has also held 
individual meetings with a number of department heads to discuss their 
individual needs. 

Respectfully submitted, 

D. J. RAFFERTY 

Chairman 



204 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION 

1970 REPORT 

Albert E. Walker, Chairman 

Herbert Pitta, Jr., Vice-Chairman 

Allan D. Davidson Paul A. Desmond 

Forrest E. Dupee Charles H. Mercer 

Francis A. Devlin 



The commission retained Philip B. Herr & Associates, of Boston, to 
prepare site maps of all present industrial zoned land sites in Chelmsford, 
which will set forth present owners, amount of acreage and availability of 
utilities and services for prospective purchasers. 

Considerable new commercial building has occurred in Littleton 
Road opposite the new Elks' home, and Alpha Industrial Park has two 
new tenants. This area still is desirable for the location of prospects. 
Chelmsford Industrial Park has its first building completed for the garaging 
of New England Telephone Company service vehicles. 

There has been an inquiry by a large transportation company rela- 
tive to establishing a terminal in this area. 

A new commercial warehouse is in process of construction in the 
Alpha Park for the use of the Giant Store Corporation and their executive 
offices, which will be completed this spring. 

We welcome three new members to the commission, namely: Francis 
A. Devlin, Charles H. Mercer and Herbert Pitta. Jr., and we are grateful for 
their influx of new ideas and energy. 

The members of the commission met with the Chelmsford Sewer 
Commission relative to tying in Phase II of the sewer project with all in- 
dustries located in the area of Billerica Road (Route 129). 

In mid-November 1970, the commission invited Mr. Fitzhenry, of 
the Regional Office of the Federal Economic Development Administra- 
tion, to explore the possibility of obtaining federal funds for the indus- 
trial development of Chelmsford. The town could qualify under the EDA 
Act since it was listed as an "economically depressed" area for 1970. 
Although the federal government would fund 75 per cent of the develop- 
ment of an industrial area, the town must first have legal title to the land 
to be developed or hold an option to purchase said land. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 205 



The commission is also studying the feasibility of forming a non- 
profit development corporation which would hold legal title to industri- 
ally zoned land, develop it and subsequently convey it to private industry. 



Respectfully submitted, 

ALBERT E. WALKER 

Chairman 



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CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 209 

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' SERVICES 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

During the fiscal year ending December 31, 1970, this department 
experienced an upsurge in the number of requests received from veterans 
seeking assistance. 

Many veterans residing in Chelmsford have been affected by the 
general cutback in the electronic and related industries in eastern Massa- 
chusetts resulting in increased demands upon this department. 

With this in mind, plus the fact that no upward swing in the econo- 
my is foreseeable in the near future, your veterans' agent seeks approxi- 
mately a 15% increase in the Cash and Material Grants account over 
monies expended in 1970. 

Respectfully submitted, 

TERRENCE E. O'ROURKE 

Veterans' Agent 



210 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



STUDY COMMITTEE FOR 

MEMORIALS FOR KOREAN AND 

VIET NAM WAR VETERANS 



At the request of the Board of Selectmen, various organizations, 
veterans, garden clubs and Park Commission, were solicited during the 
early part of 1970. The first meeting scheduled by the Board of Select- 
men as a briefing meeting for nominees was held on Monday evening, 
August 10, 1970, at eight p.m. At this meeting it was learned by all con- 
cerned that the following were appointed to the above named committee: 

Name Organization Appointed 

Edith Marr Chelmsford Garden Club 5-4-70 

Josephine Fisher Chelmsford Garden Club 5—4—70 

Thelma Calawa Open Gate Garden Club 5—26—70 

Joan Plummer Open Gate Garden Club 5—26—70 

Joan Jones Golden Chain Garden Club 6—15—70 

Carolyn Temmallo Golden Chain Garden Club 6—15—70 

Manuel Garcia American Legion 366 6—15—70 

Herman Purcell, Jr. American Legion 212 6—29—70 

Arthur Bennett Park Commission 6—29—70 

Carole Reid Chelmsford Farms Garden Club 7—13—70 

Beverly Taylor Chelmsford Farms Garden Club 7—13—70 

Joanne Hall Chelmsford Farms Garden Club 

Harold Campbell VFW Post 5990 8-10-70 

Donald Davis American Legion 313 8—10—70 

With the following as alternates: 

Carole DeCarolis Open Gate Garden Club 5—26—70 

Raymond Dozois American Legion 313 8—10—70 

At this point in time the Committee was addressed by Chairman 
Howard Humphrey and appraised of the board's wishes and recommen- 
dations. This committee was tasked with the responsibility of determin- 
ing what type of memorial would be suitable, with a thought toward 
making it a living memorial, and having our recommendation submitted 
by the first Monday in January for inclusion in the town warrant for the 
annual town meeting to be held in March 1971. An interim chairman 
pro-tem was appointed, Harold F. Campbell, until the committee's first 
meeting, at which time a permanent chairman would be selected. 

The first formal meeting was held on Thursday, September 10, in 
the selectmen's office at eight p.m. The first order of business was the 
election of Harold F. Campbell as chairman and Mrs. Josephine M. Fisher 
as secretary. After a short discussion of what the purpose of this memorial 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 2 11 



would be; it was decided to travel to surrounding communities to view 
present memorials erected for the same purpose. 

The next meeting was held on September 17, 1970, at eight p.m. 
It was resolved at this meeting that the memorial would cover all veterans, 
living and deceased, of the Korean and Viet Nam wars. After a review of 
a sketch prepared by Colmer Monuments, it was decided to vote on the 
type of memorial to be proposed. 

The type of memorials proposed were: 

1 . Scholarship Fund 

2. Fountain 

3. Library Needs 

4. Stone Monument 

The voting was unanimous in having a fountain as a living memorial 
with a bronze plaque suitably inscribed. 

The next step at this point was to select a location for this memorial. 
The following sites were proposed: 

High School 
Center Common 
North Common 

The voting was unanimous in the selection of the Center Common 
as the location of the memorial, with the stipulation that the advice of a 
landscape architect would be sought to verify our site selection. Charles 
Laughton was consulted and verified our site selection, and was very 
cooperative in offering recommendations and advice. Mr. Thompson of 
Mahoney's Rocky Ledge Farm made a trip to Chelmsford and viewed the 
Center Common and verified our selection of the Center Common as a site 
for the memorial. As an added comment: Mr. Thompson is the individual 
who designed and installed the fountains and landscaping at the Burling- 
ton Mall at Burlington, Massachusetts. 

It is the recommendation of this committee that a living memorial, 
namely a fountain with a bronze plaque suitably inscribed, be located at 
the center common directly behind the stone entry-way at the South end 
of the common. This memorial will be for our living and deceased vete- 
rans of the Korean and Viet Nam Wars. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HAROLD F. CAMPBELL 

Chairman, Study Committee for 
Memorial for Korean and Viet 
Nam War Veterans 



212 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



PLANNING BOARD 




Edward A. Bunker 
Thomas A. Ennis 
Thomas E. Firth, Jr. 



Daniel F. Horgan, Chairman 



Eugene E. Gilet 

Timothy J. Hehir 

Stephen D. Wojcik 



The Chelmsford Planning Board organized for its first meeting in 
March, 1970, with the following members: 

Edward A. Bunker Eugene E. Gilet 

Thomas A. Ennis Timothy J. Hehir 

Thomas E. Firth, Jr. Stephen D. Wojcik 

Daniel F. Horgan, Chairman 

Mr. Horgan was appointed chairman; Mr. Firth, vice-chairman; and 
Mr. Gilet, Clerk. Mr. Hehir was appointed as the Board's representative to 
the Northern Middlesex Area Commission and Nancy D. Maynard as Re- 
cording Clerk. 

The year 1970 saw a sharp decline in the number of applications 
for approval for subdivisions and individual lot approvals. Only five sub- 
division requests, containing 35 lots, were submitted which came under 
the subdivision rules and regulations requiring public hearings and ap- 
proval from the Fire Department, Highway Department and Board of 
Health. In these subdivisions 26 lots were approved and nine lots were not 
approved as building lots. Individual lot plans or lots on accepted streets 
approved by the Board totaled 44. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 213 



In an attempt to revise the zoning by-laws and subdivision rules 
consistent with the best interests of Chelmsford and the state statutes, 
the Board recommended the establishment of a separate apartment house 
zone, which the town voted in 1970. This revision gives the town greater 
control of location and type of apartment houses than previously existed. 
Consistent with this reasoning, the Board is proposing further revisions 
of the by-laws to eliminate the location of apartment houses in all but 
this new type of zoning. The Planning Board can best serve the town of 
Chelmsford by keeping its zoning by-laws and subdivision regulations up- 
to-date and in harmony with the state statutes. The power of the Board is 
limited to granting subdivisions which meet the rules and regulations ac- 
cepted by the Town. Following approval of subdivision, compliance and 
performance is beyond its authority. During the year the Board received 
several complaints of poor performance on the part of subdividers. While 
sympathetic to these complaints, the board is limited to the enforcement 
of the rules and regulations in effect. 



Respectfully submitted, 

DANIEL F. HORGAN 

Chairman 



14 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



BOARD OF APPEALS 



Mrs. Velma Munroe, Chairman 
John B. Hickey Charles J. Higgins 

Paul W. O'Neil Mrs. Carol J. diCiero 

Alternates 

Mrs. Elizabeth Teevan Robert L. Kydd 



During the past year the Board of Appeals conducted public hear- 
ings on petitions for 32 variances and/or special permits. 

Disposition of the 32 petitions was as follows: 

Variance and Special Permits Granted ... 21 

Variances and Special Permits Denied ... 9 

Petitions Withdrawn 1 

Pending 1 

The Board takes this opportunity to thank all town officials and 
townspeople for their cooperation during the past year. 

Respectfully submitted, 



MRS. V. E. MUNROE 

Chairman 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 215 



PUBLIC LIBRARIES 

Adams Library, Boston Road, Chelmsford Center 
Anna C. MacKay Memorial Library, Newfield Street, No. Chelmsford 



TRUSTEES 

Roger P. Welch, Chairman 




Eustace B. Fiske Elizabeth A. McCarthy 

Thomas C. Thorstensen Robert A. Noy 

The following is the report of the library department for 1970. 

Miss Marjorie Scoboria, for twenty-four years a library trustee, has 
recently resigned from that position. Many of those years she served as 
chairman of the board, a duty which she performed with dedication. She 
will be greatly missed, especially by the library staff. 

"Your Library", a random publication, was issued twice during 
1970. This project is now being undertaken by the "Friends of the 
Library". The Friends have also volunteered to aid in a newly organized 
service to shut-ins. So far the response to this service has been rather dis- 
appointing. 

Story hours for pre-schoolers and instruction tours for scouts and 
grade school classes have been conducted at both Adams and MacKay 
libraries. 

The staff has attended association meetings and workshops when- 
ever possible. 

Public library services of today include a wider field than dispensing 
books and periodicals. We have lagged somewhat in this in the interest of 
economy. However, since the record department has met with such tre- 
mendous approval we are now loaning 8MM films. At present we have a 
very limited number. 



16 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



Our library services have more than tripled in the last decade. During 
1970 MacKay Library circulated 36,334 pieces of material and the Adams 
Library 195,305. Reference assistance is not recorded. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDITH M. PICKLES 

Librarian 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 217 



LIBRARY NEEDS COMMITTEE 

Dr. Thomas C. Thorstensen, Chairman 
Grace Pettee Elizabeth A. McCarthy 

Dr. Howard K. Moore Thomas A. St. Germain 



During the past year the efforts of the Library Needs Committee 
have been devoted primarily to consideration of possible sites for a new 
town library. Several sites had been examined when the Scoboria and 
Tevlin properties, comprising a site of approximately one and three-quar- 
ters acres adjacent to the Adams Library, were offered to the town for 
purchase for library purposes. 

The committee evaluated the site with its consultant and considered 
it suitable for a future library building. Two public meetings were held to 
acquaint the citizens with the factors involved in selection of this site. An 
article was submitted for the warrant for the special town meeting held on 
December 7, 1970, in which an appropriation was requested to purchase 
the aforesaid site. The article was defeated on a voice vote. 

The committee will continue its search for an appropriate site for a 
future town library and continue its policy of informing the townspeople 
of the need for expanded library facilities to adequately serve Chelms- 
ford's growing population. 

Respectfully submitted, 



THOMAS C. THORSTENSEN 

Chairman 



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CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 219 



CEMETERY COMMISSION 



I 

Frank H. Hardy, Chairman 




Arthur J. Colmer Arne R. Olsen 

George E. Baxendale, Superintendent 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

The past year was one of great accomplishment, due to the nature 
and number of the projects undertaken. The following activities report is 
submitted by the Cemetery Commissioners for the year 1970. 

The rear section of the West Chelmsford Cemetery was hot-topped. 
All lots were upgraded and seeded. The results of these efforts have pro- 
vided a much more pleasant, neater cemetery. 

The Forefathers Cemetery has undergone a great deal of historical 
work this past year. The rear side of the stone walls have been cemented 
to prevent the stones from being pulled out and thrown about the ceme- 
tery. Historical stones have all been capped to preserve them. Some of the 
monuments have been straightened, with foundations placed under them. 

The Pine Ridge sprinkler system was extended. This has provided 
complete coverage for all cemetery lots at the present time. 

All of South Chelmsford's historical monuments have been capped. 
Foundations were installed under many of the monuments. Several lots 
have been upgraded and seeded to add to the overall appearance of the 
grounds. 



:20 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



During the year, we have had a total of 92 funerals, listed as follows: 



Pine Ridge 


53 


Forefathers 


6 


West Chelmsford 


7 


Riverside 


5 


Fairview 


14 


Hart Pond 


7 



During the year we have sold 42 additional lots. 

Our income for 1970 is: SI 5.287.78 P. C. 

Net Income from Operations: Si 2. 15 2.50 

This year has seen a change of superintendents in the cemetery de- 
partment. Mr. Archie R. Jordan, the former superintendent has accepted 
a position as coordinator for the archdiocese in the Springfield area. His 
present position presents him with the charge of 52 cemeteries in the 
western part of the state. We are thankful for his dedication as Chelms- 
ford's superintendent and wish him every success in his new position. 

We wish to thank the Highway. Water. Police, and Fire Departments 
for their cooperation in the past year. All have helped to maintain Chelms- 
ford's tradition of having some of the most well-kept cemetery grounds in 
the state. 

Respectfully submitted. 

FRANK H. HARDY 

Chairman. Cemetery Commission 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 221 



PARK COMMISSIONERS 

Ralph E. House, Chairman 
Arthur L. Bennett David P. Ramsay 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

At the first meeting of the Park Commissioners, Ralph E. House was 
elected chairman by members Arthur L. Bennett and David P. Ramsay. 
Donald P. Gray was re-appointed superintendent. 

Early in the spring, the parks were cleared of the winter debris and 
loam, grass seed, fertilizer and lime spread on all parks. New shrubs and 
flowers were planted in the Center parks. The flag poles in North Chelms- 
ford and South Chelmsford were painted during the summer. In addition 
to caring for the parks, the Park Department maintained four baseball 
fields for the Recreation Commission. 

The Fire and Police Departments raised the flags daily in the Center 
and North Chelmsford and Verne Woodward of School Street volunteered 
again to raise the flag at Winship Square in West Chelmsford. The flag at 
the park at the intersection of North Road and Worthen Street was ser- 
viced by Captain William Thayer. A. W. Vinal Post 313, American Legion, 
displayed the flags around the North Common on national holidays. 

The commissioners appreciate the assistance and cooperation of the 
various departments and organizations throughout the year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

RALPH E. HOUSE 

Chairman 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



RECREATION COMMISSION 

Paul Murphy, Chairman 

William A. Dempster, Jr., Secretary 

Harry Ayotte James Gannon 

Donald Cleary Haworth Neild 

Ralph Nolet Arthur Paresky 

Edward Quinn, Director 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: 

In an effort to keep pace with the growing demand for both active 
and passive recreation the commission completed phase 1 of the Robert's 
property development. Two complete youth baseball fields were utilized 
by both boys and girls. This was the first completely new recreation faci- 
lity to be completed in some time. Additional facilities will be completed 
in the ensuing years to make this a complete recreational area. 

Greater numbers of both boys and girls were active in all our pro- 
grams. This was in fact the first year that we have been able to accomo- 
date every boy who desired to make some degree of organized baseball. A 
total of over 1,100 boys participated in 1970. We enjoyed great success 
with both girl's softball and basketball. 

Skating grew at a rather remarkable rate. The hockey association 
and the commission were hard pressed to provide adequate ice time for 
some 700 boys and girls in the program. 

Several changes were made in the summer program in order to pro- 
vide a broader appeal. Specialized instruction was offered in the area of 
artistic development and this proved very successful. We are constantly 
seeking new programs to provide instruction and recreation for an ever 
expanding population. We hope to institute several such programs during 
the new year while at the same time working to expand much needed 
facilities. 

We are grateful for all assistance from all town boards and commu- 
nity volunteers. This community-wide effort will insure continued growth. 

Respectfully submitted. 



PAUL MURPHY 

Chairman 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 223 



BOARD OF REGISTRARS 

John J. Carr, Chairman 

(Resigned December 31, 1970) 

Dorothy G. Borrows John P. Emerson, Jr. 

Charlotte P. DeWolf, Ex-Officio 

Voting Strength as of December 31, 1970 



'rec. 


Democrats 


Republicans 


Independent 


Registered 
Voters 


1 


227 


465 


728 


1420 


2 


364 


248 


446 


1058 


3 


286 


214 


936 


1436 


4 


279 


140 


156 


575 


5 


148 


208 


835 


1191 


6 


351 


277 


544 


1172 


7 


278 


271 


1396 


1945 


8 


418 


419 


1389 


2226 


9 


241 


120 


599 


960 


10 


274 


175 


1089 


1538 


11 


297 


355 


497 


1149 



Total 3163 2892 8615 14,670 



224 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



BUILDING INSPECTOR 




PETER J. McHUGH, JR. 

Building Inspector 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town of Chelmsford. Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

The following is a report of the Building Inspection Department for 
the year 1970: 

There were 337 permits issued. 

The types of permits issued are listed below: 

No. of Estimated 

Permits Type Issued Value 

83 Dwellings valued at SI, 530.000. 00 

97 Additions to dwellings valued at 329,304.00 

61 Swimming pools valued at 135.128.00 

10 Sidings valued at 23,600.00 

14 Garages valued at 30.000.00 

3 Office buildings valued at 11.100.00 

2 Stores remodeled valued at 5,500.00 

1 Store valued at 25.000.00 

3 Restaurants valued at 205.000.00 

1 Greenhouse valued at 9,000.00 

1 Carport valued at 500.00 

1 Service station valued at 40.000.00 

2 Repair shops valued at 21.000.00 

1 Firehouse valued at 75,000.00 

1 Industrial garage valued at 3.500.00 

1 Warehouse and offices valued at 700.000.00 

16 Utility Sheds valued at 2,459.00 

2 Light industrial buildings and offices valued at . . 170,000.00 

1 Addition to Banquet Hall valued at 20,000.00 

1 Poultry house valued at 8,500.00 

4 Restaurants remodeled valued at 18,400.00 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 225 



9 Remodelings valued at 29,616.00 

1 Storage building valued at 10,000.00 

21 Signs valued at 13,100.00 

337 Permits with estimated value of $3,415,707.00 



Number of Zoning Violations inspected 59 

Number of Business Establishments inspected .... 28 

Number of Swimming Pools inspected 61 

Number of Unsafe Structures inspected 1 

Amount received by the town for Building Permit Fees . $ 4,760.00 

Amount of Salary Appropriation 2,000.00 

Amount of Fees paid to Inspector for Inspections . . . 2,660.00 

Amount Disbursed from Office Expense 256.51 

Added Expense: Building Regulation Books 183.50 

Raising of Building-Frontier Research . 623.00 

Total Expense $ 1,063.01 



Respectfully submitted, 

PETER J. McHUGH, JR. 

Building Inspector 



226 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



WIRE INSPECTOR 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

The following is a report of the Wire Inspector's Department for the 
year 1970: 

There were 683 inspections made. 

The different types of inspections made are as follows: 

New homes or old homes rewired 310 

Commercial, industrial properties 120 

To determine flood damage in the Crystal Lake area . . 9 

Minor installations, service changes, temporary entrances, 
dryers, ranges, washers, etc 244 

Total Inspections 683 

Total amount of Wiring Permit Fees Received $2,369.00 

Total amount of Fees for Inspections paid to the 

Wiring Inspector $2,732.00 

Respectfully submitted, 

HAROLD M. TUCKE, JR. 

Wire Inspector 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 227 



GAS INSPECTOR 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

The following information is a report of the Gas Inspection Depart- 
ment for the year 1970. 

There were 189 permits issued. 

The following types of gas installations were inspected: 

New Dwellings 84 

Commercial Buildings .... 22 

Boilers, Incinerator, Ovens, and 

Generator for New School . . 1 

Miscellaneous Appliances . . . 82 

Total 189 

Total amount of permit fees received was $1,097.00. 

Total amount of inspection fees paid to the Gas Inspector was 
$1,092.00. 

Respectfully submitted, 

NEAL C. STANLEY 
Gas Inspector 



228 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



INSPECTOR OF ANIMALS 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town of Chelmsford. Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

The following is the Animal Inspectors report for the year 1970. 

Number of dog bites 87 

Number of heads submitted for laboratory 

examination 1 

Number showing signs of rabies 

Number of premises keeping cattle . ... 16 

Number of cattle 411 

Number of horses Ill 

Number of goats 10 

Number of sheep 37 

Number of swine 490 

Number cases of tuberculosis 

Respectfully submitted. 

MARTIN A. GRUBER. D.V.M. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 229 

DOG OFFICER 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

The following is a report of my services as Dog Officer for the year 



1970: 



Stray dogs sold to individuals 41 

Stray dogs sold to medical schools 38 

Stray dogs disposed of . 77 

Total stray dogs picked up 156 

Lost dogs picked up and returned to owners 107 

Complaints and miscellaneous calls investigated . . . 2,389 
Dead animals picked up 342 

Miles traveled 13,144 

Respectfully submitted, 

FRANK WOJTAS 
Dog Officer 



230 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 




TREE DEPARTMENT 

Myles F. Hogan, Tree Warden 



During 1970 the tree department has removed over 200 trees and 
has pruned 115 desirable trees. 

The Massachusetts Electric Company has been trimming trees from 
wires under the supervision of the tree department. Many of the towns' 
tree problems were shared by the utility companies. This resulted in a 
joint effort to remove trees and dead branches on the wire side of the 
streets. 

This assistance has allowed the tree department to increase the plant- 
ing program for 1970. Much of this years planting was done in Central 
Square, Boston Road, and North Road. 

I would like to express my thanks to all town departments that have 
assisted the tree department in emergencies and to homeowners who have 
notified me of everyday problems throughout town. 

Respectfully submitted, 



MYLES F. HOGAN 

Tree Warden 



MOTH DEPARTMENT 

One foliage spray was applied throughout the whole town. The 
chemical used was Carbrayal. Its trade name is Sevin. Hydraulic spray 
equipment was used this year as in the past, because of its good control. 

Many calls were received this fall in regards to oak leaf skeletonizer. 
This pest must be sprayed twice a year. For the past several years funds 
have limited the towns' trees to one spray in the months of May, June, and 
July. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 231 



This one spray is very helpful to our elms, as it controls the leaf 
beatle, which acts as a carrier of the dutch elm disease. 



Respectfully submitted, 

MYLES F. HOG AN 

Moth Superintendent 



DUTCH ELM DEPARTMENT 

This department has performed its usual duties of removing all in- 
fected elms and either burying or burning all diseased wood. 

Most of the towns large elms have been removed, as a result of the 
dutch elm disease. However, many of the strong younger elms still have a 
good chance of survival, if we follow the prescribed methods of sanitation. 

The problem of encouraging homeowners to remove infected elms 
on their own property still exists. The result is further spread of the 
disease, and the senseless destruction of our best street tree. 

Respectfully submitted, 



MYLES F. HOGAN 

Superintendent 



232 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



REPORT OF THE CIVIL DEFENSE COMMISSION 



Charles Koulas, Director 

Deputy Directors 
William W. Edge Bertram T. Needham 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

The Chelmsford Civil Defense Disaster Committee, which was set up 
including the heads of the Civil Defense, Board of Selectmen, Police, Fire, 
Highway, School, Health, Water Departments and Red Cross, met to go 
over its flood plans due to the heavy snows during late winter and early 
spring. 

During April, Crystal Lake burst its dam due to the rains and melt- 
ing snow. The culverts which allowed the water from Stoney Brook to go 
under the railroad tracks in West Chelmsford, became clogged with old 
railroad ties and debris from the adjacent banks diverting practically all 
the water to flow along the dyke into Crystal Lake. As a result, the over- 
flows caused the dam (which was mostly fine sand) to be washed away, 
flooding the lower part of the area on Richardson Road and Princeton 
Blvd. The damage which occurred was quite extensive to some of the busi- 
ness establishments and residents in the area. 

The Police and the Auxiliary Police along with the Fire Department 
did an outstanding job of traffic and warning patrol. The Red Cross, under 
the supervision of Walter Hedlund, set up a first aid center and provided 
food for the workers. The town was fortunate that the dam burst in mid- 
afternoon and no one was injured. Had it happened during the night, the 
damage and injuries would have been much more extensive. 

Federal and State Civil Defense progress reports were compiled and 
a revision of the Emergency Plan is in the process of being made. The Fail- 
Out Shelter Radiation Kits are being delivered as are the shelter supplies 
for the designated schools. 

The Communications Center participate in its monthly exercise with 
the other Civil Defense Communications Centers and we are grateful to 
our Communications Officer. Melvin deJager, for the time and effort he 
has put into the communication set-up and to the local radio hams who 
attend regular meetings in the Town Hall throughout the year. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 233 



We have purchased some surplus property equipment from the sup- 
ply depot at Taunton and they report that more equipment should be 
available for the year 1971. 

We wish to thank the Board of Selectmen; Police Chief Robert E. 
Germann and Sergeant Basil Larkin; Fire Chief Frederick Reid; School 
Superintendent Dr. Thomas Rivard; Highway Superintendent Frederick 
R. Greenwood; Peter Saulis of the Board of Health; and Red Cross Co- 
ordinator Walter Hedlund, for the cooperation they and all others have 
given us during the past year. 

Respectfully submitted, 



CHARLES KOULAS, Director 
WILLIAM W. EDGE and 

BERTRAM T. NEEDHAM, 

Deputy Directors 



234 CHF.LMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



REPORT OF THE 
COMMUNITY ACTION ADVISORY COMMITTEE 

Ruth Beliveau Gerald J. Lannan Theresa C. Stallard 

Erwin L. Brown Thomas F. Markham, Jr. Henry J. Tucker, Jr. 

Rev. Harry A. Foster Theresa McCaul Gerard A. Vayo 

Helen E. Jewett Evelyn McMahon H. Francis Wiggin 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

On behalf of the Community Action Committee I wish to report 
our progress for 1970. 

1 . In conjunction with the School Department we were able to secure 
the hot lunch program for the eligible children of our town which 
has been in progress since September and is working very satis- 
factorily. 

2. Since surplus food was made available to the eligible Chelmsford 
residents I am happy to report that approximately 300 families 
have utilized the services and applications are still being accepted. 
Permission has been granted for the use of two sites for the distri- 
bution of the surplus food. However, plans for the individual town 
distribution have not been finalized as yet. Upon completion of 
these plans, transportation and distribution volunteers will be avail- 
able. 

3. Two of our members are serving as volunteers in the patterning pro- 
gram for a brain damaged child in North Chelmsford. 

4. Card tables were purchased for our senior citizens and a stereo for 
the youth of Chelmsford. 

5. Through the combined efforts of the Community Action Advisory 
Committee a seminar was held at the Chelmsford Junior High School 
on October 3rd. Panel discussions ensued with great enthusiasm fol- 
lowed by question and answer periods. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 2 35 



It was moved and carried to have a member of our committee serve 
as a representative to the Youth Study Committee. 

Respectfully submitted, 

THELMA C. STALLARD 

Secretary, Community Action 
Advisory Committee 



236 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

CONSERVATION COMMISSION 

Edmund Polubinski, Chairman 

Mrs. Kathleen L. Ehlers, Secretary 

John J. Balco Mrs. Bruce Gullion 

Mrs. Esther V. Blechman Mrs. Margaret R. Mills 

Franklin J. Campbell 

1970 has been a year of great progress in conservation as a whole and 
Chelmsford in particular. A definite breakthrough in communication and 
understanding with the townspeople has been achieved. At our meetings 
and projects there is no age barrier. It is an area where the generation gap 
has disappeared completely and the cooperation is most heartwarming. 
With this attitude and approach there is great hope for the future. 

An additional sixteen acres of land with a beaver dam and trout 
stream has been acquired in the north section of town. 

Under the direction and guidance of Russ Howe, the Junior Chamber 
of Commerce has developed trails in the Lime Quarry Reservation. Trees 
have been identified and tagged. Rustic direction and information signs 
have been placed throughout the area. We are thankful for and most appre- 
ciative of their spirited interest. Many have thoroughly enjoyed the fruits 
of their labors and gifts. 

It was with deep regret that we accepted the resignation of Mr. 
Edwin H. Warren during the past year. He was one of the farsighted citi- 
zens that helped form the Conservation Commission in Chelmsford. Our 
sincere appreciation is extended to him for his years of dedicated and 
faithful service. 

From the revenue of a conservation trust established by Mrs. 
Adelaide Wright Ball, the firm of Zuelke, Rodiek, Roth and Associates, 
landscape architects, resource analysists and environmental education con- 
sultants was retained in the planning of the George B. B. Wright Reserva- 
tion. It is the intent to use this area for teaching various aspects of the 
man-land interaction so that people may develop real harmony with the 
earth and be influenced to make it a much more pleasant environment in 
which to live. 

Regular meetings were held monthly with numerous special sessions 
called due to the many items of urgent business on hand. Members were 
busy attending regional, county, and state conferences, returning with a 
wealth of information that we have implemented in carrying out the work 
of our Commission. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 237 



Appreciation and thanks are also extended to the town officials, 
Castlewood Association, Boy and Girl Scouts, garden clubs, and many 
other interested citizens who have so generously given of their time and 
talent in helping to develop the land acquired for conservation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDMUND POLUBINSKI 

Chairman 



238 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

COUNCIL ON AGING 

Mary K. McAuliffe, Chairman 
Lillian E. Gould William H. Clarke 

Otto W. Gould George Marchand, Jr. 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

On behalf of the Council on Aging I wish to report our progress for 
1970. 

1. Presently have three drop-in-centers and rug braiding lessons are 
held at one of them on a weekly basis. This was received with great 
enthusiasm. 

2. Through the hard working efforts of our council, luncheon is served 
at Nashoba Valley Technical High School on a regular basis. 

3. Our senior citizens have been very active volunteering their services. 
In 1970 they completed six thousand (6,000) hours of unselfish 
dedication to their fellow man. 

The Council on Aging meet the third Tuesday of the month at 9:00 
a.m. in the Center town hall. Our meetings are open to the public and we 
welcome all interested persons to attend our meetings. 

The senior citizens now have approximately 150 members, an in- 
crease of 50% over 1969. Anyone residing in Chelmsford that has reached 
the age of 60 is most welcome to join the organization. They meet the 
second Wednesday of the month at the North School from 2 to 4 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MARY K. McAULIFFE 

Chairman 
Council on Aging 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 239 



HISTORICAL COMMISSION 



Margaret E. Mills, Chairman 

William H. Drury Robert C. Spaulding 

Robert E. Picken John Alden 

Eliot W. Remick Vincent J. R. Kehoe 

Although the electorate at the 1970 Annual Town Meeting sanc- 
tioned the requested $300.00 appropriation for use by this Commission, 
its members, realizing the magnitude of the increased financial needs in the 
areas of education, welfare and public services, agreed to make changes in 
their master plan and proceed at a different tempo and as frugally as 
possible. 

For this reason the record of the fifth year, after establishment, does 
not reveal tangible results. However, each member has continued to bring 
to meetings, as a result of personal research, many ideas and plans for 
future use. 

At all times we remain aware of the purposes for which an Historical 
Commission is instituted, namely ". . . .for the preservation and develop- 
ment of the historical assets of the Town. Such Commission shall conduct 
researches for places of historical value and shall seek to coordinate the 
activities of unofficial bodies organized for similar purposes . . . ." Massa- 
chusetts General Laws— Chapter 40, Section 8D. 

During the Revolutionary War Bicentennial we expect Chelmsford 
will participate in both the 1975 and 1976 commemorative programs. It 
is the background material and documentation of same which is now the 
primary interest and activity of the Commission. Work continues on The 
Chelmsford Historical Trail. 

In 1970, Mr. John Alden and Mr. Vincent J. R. Kehoe were ap- 
pointed to the Commission. These two gentlemen succeeded Mr. Arnold C. 
Perham, deceased, and Mr. Bradford O. Emerson, the latter declining re- 
appointment for personal reasons. 

Members of the Commission wish to express appreciation to Town 
officials and residents who have cooperated and assisted in our research 
and endeavors. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MARGARET E. MILLS 

Chairman 



240 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



HOME RULE ADVISORY COMMITTEE 

Board of Selectmen 
Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

The following is the Annual Report of the Home Rule Advisory 
Committee. 

The membership at the end of the year was as follows: 

Timothy F. O'Connor Chairman 

John J. Griffin Vice-Chairman 

Vincent R. Lo Cicero . Secretary— Resigned 11/9/70 

S. Robert Monaco Treasurer 

Michael J. Devine Researcher 

The resignation of Eleanor Blais who acted as our recording secretary 
for the past year was received with regret. She gave us valuable assistance 
for the year. 

The committee met once a month in the Town Hall to discuss many 
Legislative Bills and their effect on the Town of Chelmsford, such as: 

S.B. 587 Local Rent Control 

H.B. 214 REimbursed Town for Fire Protection given to Federal, 
State and County Buildings. 

Many other topics were discussed and recommendations sent to the 
Selectmen for their approval, such as: 

Cost of County Government 

Water Conservation 

Water Pollution 

Charter Study Committee was organized for the year 

Many qualified speakers visited our committee and gave valuable 
information about current problems. 

Many letters were sent out by the committee to federal agencies, 
state, county and local agencies for information on important topics. 

Regular monthly meetings are planned for 1971 to continue the 
advisory study of important topics which will effect our town in the near 
future. 

Respectfully submitted, 

TIMOTHY F. O'CONNOR 

Chairman 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 241 

CHELMSFORD HOUSING AUTHORITY 

Claude A. Harvey, Chairman 
Roger W. Boyd Richard L. Monahan 

Ruth K. Delaney Michael B. Rukin 



The need for low cost housing for the elderly in Chelmsford was 
voted at the Annual Town meeting in March. The selectmen appointed 
Roger Boyd, Ruth Delaney, Richard Monahan and Michael Rukin to serve 
until the next Town election. Claude Harvey was appointed by the gover- 
nor to serve for three years. 

The authority's first business was organization and obtaining the 
proper certification from the Secretary of State. This certification was 
received in November and we are now ready to undertake a building 
program. We have inspected several pieces of property and have applied 
to the State Department of Community Affairs for their approval. 

We thank the people of the town and town officials for their help 
and interest in our work. The authority meets the first Tuesday of each 
month at 34 Chelmsford Street and all meetings are open to the public. 

Respectfully submitted, 



RUTH K. DELANEY 

Secretary 



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CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 243 



REPORT OF THE 
SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

As Sealer of Weights and Measures, I wish to submit my report for 
the year 1970. 

In performing my duty I have sealed the following: 
144 Gasoline pumps 

4 Kerosene, oil and grease meters 
35 Scales 100 lbs. to 5,000 lbs. 
52 Scales under 100 lbs. 
97 Weights 

Money received from seals, the sum of $577.70, has been turned 
over to the town Treasurer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ANTHONY C. FERREIRA 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 



244 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



SEWER COMMISSION 

Frederick T. Dyke, Chairman 
Matthew J. Doyle, Jr., Clerk James McKeown, Commissioner 



When the Sewer Commission took office last year, having been 
elected for the first time by the town of Chelmsford, it picked up the 
sewerage project at the point to which it had progressed under the direc- 
tion of the Sewer Advisory Committee. Being a newly elected body we 
were faced not only with organizing ourselves but also acquiring a tho- 
rough working knowledge of the sewerage project as it stood at that 
point in time. Since then the commission has met fifteen (15) times. 

Before March was over the commission was summoned to a pre- 
hearing conference at the Massachusetts Division of Water Pollution Con- 
trol in Boston. The conference took place on April 27, 1970. At this 
meeting the implementation schedule and current progress of the sewerage 
project in Chelmsford was discussed and a new implementation schedule 
formulated which was presented to the town in the form of a consent 
decree. 

Shortly after this pre-hearing conference the Division of Water 
Pollution Control rejected the preliminary design for the sewerage treat- 
ment plant submitted by our engineers; Camp, Dresser and McKee, due to 
a lack of data on the biodegradability of the wool scouring wastes that 
would be entering the system from the two mills in North Chelmsford. 
One series of tests has been run and the results rejected by the state 
authorities. A second test will be started in January, 1971 that will be 
satisfactory and supply the data required by the state. Approval of this 
data will then allow final design of the plant to be completed. Final plans 
and specifications for the intercepting in lateral sewers have already been 
received by the commission. 

At the same time discussions have continued with the management 
of the wool scouring mills in North Chelmsford and it now appears that 
each mill will be installing its batch pretreatment facilities and then dis- 
charging their waste to the town sewerage system. 

At the November meeting of the commission, also attended by the 
Industrial Development Commission, a representative of the Economic 
Development Administration appeared to discuss how his agency could 
aid areas such as Chelmsford which has been declared an area of high un- 
employment, to solve this problem through industrial growth using fede- 
ral funds available through his agency. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 245 



Also during the year members of the commission met with the 
Elementary School Needs Committee, the Board of Health and the Town 
Recreation Commission, to inform them of the sewerage programs status 
and future plans to insure adequate co-ordination of activities. The meet- 
ings with the Recreation Commission resulted in the Sewer Commission 
making available to them some land on a 15 to 20 year basis that will 
make three more baseball practise fields available to the youth of Chelms- 
ford. 

The December meeting saw the selection of a Citizens Advisory 
Committee to the Sewer Commission which will be officially organized 
in January of 1971. This committee will study and recommend to the 
Commission a set of sewer ordinances and methods of handling better- 
ment and use charges for the system. 

Respectfully submitted, 



FREDERICK T. DYKE 

Chairman 



246 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



TOWN CELEBRATIONS COMMITTEE 

Nelson A. Hebert, Chairman 
Eleanor A. Maddox John C. Alden 

Richard 0. Lahue, Sr. John W. McEvoy 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

During the year 1970, it was once again a pleasure and a privilege 
for this committee to assist in the planning and execution of the annual 
4th. of July celebration. The 4th of July Committee, Inc., under the Chair- 
manship of Mr. Walter Hedlund presented the town of Chelmsford with 
the celebration highlight of the year with another extravaganza, which 
will long be remembered. The Town Celebrations Committee wishes to 
thank Mr. Hedlund and his committee for their efforts and hours of long 
hard work in making this celebration the great event that it was. For the 
continued success of this annual event, the Town Celebrations Committee 
asks that more people and organizations lend their support and take a 
more active part in its planning and fulfillment. 

Our thanks to the Colonial Minutemen of Chelmsford for once again 
reminding the citizens of Chelmsford of its heritage and history at the 
annual Prisoner's Day Pole Capping ceremony. 

We of the Town Celebrations Committee wish to thank the citizens 
of Chelmsford for the opportunity to serve them once again. 

Respectfully submitted, 

NELSON A. HEBERT 

Chairman 



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TOWN FOREST COMMITTEE 

Martin K. Bovey, Chairman 
Robert T. Clough Bruce S. Gullion 

To the Board of Selectmen: 

The Thanksgiving Ground and Mill Road Forests continue to be 
used quite extensively by individuals as well as by groups of both Boy 
Scouts and Girl Scouts. The Girl Scouts have had a number of cook-outs, 
and the Boy Scouts several overnight camp-outs. Your Committee is very 
pleased to have so many adults and youngsters getting pleasure out of 
these two lovely areas. 

The Big Circle Trail in the Thanksgiving Ground Forest has been 
nicely marked with white circles sprayed on trees by Boy Scout Troop 66 
under the leadership of Frank Greatorex and Herman Eldering. The troop 
is now engaged in making three large and handsome wooden maps of the 
forest and its trails. Next spring these will be erected at the main access 
points to the forest. We are truly grateful for this fine display of interest 
in the forests. 

As both forests seem to be in pretty good shape, our work was con- 
fined to cutting out a bit of new trail in the Mill Road Forest and remov- 
ing fallen branches from the trails and the sides of the trails in both forests. 
Hence, we spent only a fraction of the budget approved at the annual 
Town Meeting. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MARTIN K. BOVEY 

Chairman 



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VARNEY PLAYGROUND COMMISSION REPORT 

Henry J. Tucker, Jr., Chairman 
Harry J. Ayotte Robert C. McManimon 



Activities were considerably enhanced during 1970 in the play- 
ground area itself relative to increased utilization of the facilities for base- 
ball, football, tennis and the summer recreation program for the smaller 
children. 

Organized activities are as follows: 

Senior Little League - 3rd week in May thru July 1 . 

Junior Varsity Games — 10 games plus practice sessions. 

Senior Big League - 3rd week in June thru 2nd week in August. 

Minuteman Twi-League — 20 games at home plus finals. 

Finals for the Senior Big League 

Chelmsford entry in Lexington Tournament. 

Football comprising four teams, practices and trials, and 6 weeks of 
league play. 

Various utilization of softball diamond by community groups. 

Recreation programs conducted for the younger children of the com- 
munity, approximately eight (8) weeks during the summer. 

The playground was also utilized during periods of unscheduled 
activities. 

The tennis courts (2) were heavily used but with handicaps, since 
considerable repair and improvement is required. Plans have been formu- 
lated to improve this area in the spring of 1971. 

Due to the loss of Crystal Lake, the beach activity was reduced, but 
the area was still utilized for the recreation program, family activities and 
minor summer activities. 

Plans have also been formulated for a separate area for small children 
with swings, slides and the like, so that they too may have utilization of 
the area. 

Numerous safety programs were implemented for the protection of 
the children, namely: 

1 . Installation of new fencing in the baseball area, thus replacing 
the old and dangerous prior fencing. 



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Installation of safety signs in all contiguous street areas near 
the playground. 

Implementation of Rules and Regulations under Chapter 45, 
Section 14, for the area, with the cooperation of the Board of 
Selectmen and the Chelmsford Police Department, so as to 
protect those using the area, reduce costs as to vandalism, 
and ensure traffic control. 



Much more is needed to be done in 1971 and the commission has 
submitted plans and estimates to the Finance Committee. Due to the con- 
siderable usage of the area constant maintenance and improvement will be 
a perennial requisite. 

The commission wishes to acknowledge with thanks the late George 
Barris of North Chelmsford for his generosity relative to his establishment 
of the George Barris Trust for the Varney Playground. This was indeed a 
fine gesture and is deeply appreciated. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Varney Playground Commission 
ROBERT C. McMANIMON 
Secretary 



250 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



VETERANS' EMERGENCY FUND 

TREASURERS REPORT TO THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

January 1, 1970 to December 31, 1970 

RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 

Balance on Hand January 1 , 1 970 $4,963.91 

Add - Receipts: 

The Central Savings Bank, Lowell, Mass. 

Interest $116.06 

The First Federal Savings & Loan Assn. 

Dividends $131.63 

Total Receipts $ 247.69 

Total of Balance on Hand January 1, 1970 & Receipts . . . $5,211.60 

Deduct - Disbursements None 

Balance on Hand as of December 31, 1970 $5,211.60 

ASSETS 

December 31, 1970 

Town of Chelmsford — Balance in General Treasury 

Account, on Deposit $ 136.38 

Central Savings Bank, Lowell, Mass. 

On Deposit, Book Number 128790 $2,475.22 

First Federal Savings & Loan Assn. of Lowell, Mass. 

Formerly Middlesex Cooperative Bank, Lowell, Mass. 

Ten (10) Paid-Up Shares, 

Certificate Number 3025 $2,000.00 

Three (3) Matured Shares, 

Certificate Number 2380 $ 600.00 

$2,600.00 
Total Assets $5,211.60 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 251 

LIABILITIES 

Total Liabilities $ None 



Respectfully submitted, 

Town of Chelmsford, 
Veterans' Emergency Fund 

CHARLOTTE P. DeWOLF, Treasurer 



252 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



INDEX 

Appeals, Board of 214 

Assessors, Board of 206 

Building Inspector 224 

Cemetery Commission 219 

Civil Defense Commission 232 

Community Action Advisory Committee 234 

Conservation Commission 236 

Council on Aging 238 

Crystal Lake Restoration Committee 201 

Data Processing Committee 203 

Dog Officer 229 

Drug Abuse Study Committee 195 

Environmental Advisory Council Steering Committee 198 

Fire Department 183 

Fire Station Building Committee 186 

Gas Inspector 227 

Health Department 1 90 

Board of Health 190 

Mosquito Control Study Committee 192 

Highway Department 187 

Historical Commission 239 

Home Rule Advisory Committee 240 

Housing Authority Study Committee 241 

Industrial Development Commission 204 

Inspector of Animals 228 

Insurance Sinking Fund Commission 242 

Library Department 215 

Librarians' Report 215 

Library Needs Committee 217 

Trustees— Report of Trust Funds— Treasurers' Report . . . 218 

Memorials for Korean and Viet Nam Veterans, Study Committee . 210 

Park Commission 221 

Planning Board 212 

Police Department 1 77 

Recreation Commission 222 

Registrars, Board of 223 

School Department 162 

Committee Report 162 

Elementary School Needs and Building Committee . . . . 171 

Nashoba Valley Technical High School District Committee . 173 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 253 



Sealer of Weights and Measures 243 

Selectmen, Board of 15 

Sewer Commission 244 

Town Accountant 144 

Balance Sheet, December 31, 1970 155 

Town Celebrations Committee . 246 

Town Clerk 20 

Jurors Drawn, 1970 20 

New Jury List 23 

Old Jury List 21 

Licenses and Vital Statistics (Births, Marriages, Deaths, etc.) 

Licenses and Vital Records (Births, Marriages, Deaths, etc.) . 20 

Warrant for Annual Town Meeting— March 2, 1970 ... 58 

. . 65 

. . 84 

. . 85 

. . 90 

. . 106 

. . 112 

. . 123 

. . 123 



March 9, 1970 
Adjourned Annual Town Meeting - March 16, 1970 

- March 24, 1970 

- March 30, 1970 

- April 6, 1970 . 

- April 13, 1970 
Warrant for Special Town Meeting — June 8, 1970 . 
Adjourned Special Town Meeting — June 13, 1970 
Warrant for Special Town Meeting — December 7, 1970 . . 138 
Warrant for State Primary - September 15, 1970 . 26 
Warrant for State Election - November 3, 1970 . . 38 

Town Forest Committee 247 

Town Officials 3 

Treasurer and Tax Collector 161 

Tree Department 230 

Varney Playground — Edwards Beach Commissioners 248 

Veterans' Emergency Fund Treasurers' Report 250 

Veterans' Services 209 

Wire Inspector 226 

Youth Center Study Committee 200 







"For the year enlinq Dec. 31, 

1970 



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